SABR Analytics Conference: Digital World Meets Baseball Information Panel


The SABR Analytics Conference, presented by Bloomberg Sports and Major League Baseball, announces its Digital World Meets Baseball Information panel. Website, mobile and television producers and developers are continually pushing the envelope and upgrading the way in which baseball fans are provided with more timely, cutting edge, informative and interactive analytic information. What will be the next innovative ways in which baseball fans consume statistical content? What are baseball content providers going to be developing next? How are content providers going to incorporate this information and implement these new innovations?

The Digital World Meets Baseball Information Panel — scheduled for Saturday, March 17* — will include:

  • Jeff Bennett, ESPN: Jeff is a Senior Director with ESPN’s Stats & Information Group. Bennett has won four Sports Emmy Awards for his role as the lead researcher on ESPN’s SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight studio shows from 1996-2003.
  • Rob Shaw, Bloomberg Sports: Rob is the Head of Broadcast/Executive Producer of Bloomberg Sports. He appears on Bloomberg TV in Fantasy Sports Reports, as well as and
  • Ryan Zander, Sportvision: Ryan is General Manager of SportVision’s baseball products. He oversees the direction and strategy of SV’s baseball products including Pitch f/x, Hit f/x, Field f/x.
  • Moderator: Michele Steele, ESPN: Michele is a cross-platform anchor/reporter for ESPN. She has reported live from the Super Bowl, the Masters, the Final Four and the Kentucky Derby. Before joining ESPN in 2011, she worked at Bloomberg Television as the network’s only sports business reporter. Steele was also a senior reporter for Forbes video on-demand service.

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 undergraduate and graduate 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 5, 2012. Last Updated: March 5, 2012.