In August 2018, I was invited to be a keynote speaker at the CASSIS sports analytics conference in Vancouver. These are my slides from the keynote and I did a voiceover that is as close to what I said at the time as I can remember.
The first time I did a version of this talk was at Verily/Google around Sloan time in Boston. I didn’t expect Evil Luke Bornn to be in the room, while I knew Seth Partnow would be there ahead of time. This time, I knew Luke would be at CASSIS, but so was Sam Ventura, and there was a rumour that Daryl Morey was in Vancouver at the time (later confirmed), and could randomly show up as well. That created an odd, but amusing vibe.
All of these people make appearances in this talk.