SABR Analytics Conference: Bloomberg Sports — Next Generation of Team Analytics


The SABR Analytics Conference, presented by Bloomberg Sports and Major League Baseball, announces a special presentation: Bloomberg Sports — Next Generation of Team Analytics.

Bill Squadron, head of Bloomberg Sports, will demonstrate the most advanced and integrated system for baseball operations ever developed and now being used by almost all MLB clubs. The system is a one-stop shop that allows teams to address all of their baseball needs in a single unit. Bill will be joined by Shiraz Rehman, who will talk about the relationship established between the Chicago Cubs and Bloomberg Sports.

Bloomberg Sports—Next Generation of Team Analytics — scheduled for Thursday, March 15* — will include:

  • Bill Squadron, Bloomberg Sports: Bill is head of Bloomberg Sports, which provides data, statistical analysis and visualizations for sports professionals and fans. From 1997 to 2003, he was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Sportvision, pushing for television innovations such as the yellow first down marker in football, NASCAR Race f/x and the “K Zone” baseball tracking system.
  • Shiraz Rehman, Chicago Cubs: Shiraz is Assistant to the General Manager of the Chicago Cubs. He spent six seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, serving as the director of player personnel and previously as director of baseball operations.

The SABR Analytics Conference will begin on Thursday, March 15 and conclude on Saturday, March 17 at the Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa in Arizona. The schedule will consist of a combination of Guest Speakers, Panels and Research Presentations — plus the inaugural SABR Case Competition, in which graduate and undergraduate students will analyze and present a real baseball operations decision.

For complete information and to register for the conference, visit


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Originally published: March 7, 2012. Last Updated: March 7, 2012.