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Innovation
in football
conference 2019

11th October 2019
Stamford Bridge

Our exciting speaker lineup will be announced closer to the big day, agenda will include:

Speakers

Speaker
Michael Caley
Host "Double Pivot" Podcast, writing 538 & The Athletic
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Panels

Research Paper Competition

New research with StatsBomb data from:

Lukasz Szczepanski – How to Shoot and How to Save: Football Analytics for Dads

Tom Decroos – “Is our model learning what we think it is learning?” Estimating the expected goal impact of actions in football using interpretable models

Pieter Robberechts – Valuing the Art of Pressing

Estefania Vidal – Understanding Entry Zones in Football

David Perdomo, et al –  How to Break Down a Set Defence

Ryan Beal, et al – Valuing Player Influence Within Teams

Benjamin Larrousse –  Improving Decision Making for Shots

Robert Hickman – Considering Defensive Risk in Expected Threat Models

 

Live StatsBomb Podcast

Original host Benjamin Pugsley will be back at the mic with Ted and James for a very special live recording of your favourite data driven podcast.

Be prepared for detailed insights, wit and a touch of reminiscing. Are you ready to see the faces behind the soundwaves?

The episode will feature the voices of StatsBomb's own:

Ted Knutson
Co-Founder
James Yorke
Head of Analysis
Benjamin Pugsley
Podcast co-creator

Listen to the most recent episode here

Download on Soundcloud, also available on iTunes and Spotify

Schedule (Provisional)

Harris Suite

Bonetti Suite

Drake Suite

8:30am

Arrival / Coffee

9am

Welcome and Introduction - Ted Knutson

9:30am

Seth Partnow - Analytics as vocabulary: giving stats the power of language

David Perdomo, et al - How to Break Down a Set Defence

10am

Seth Partnow - Analytics as vocabulary: giving stats the power of language

Estafania Vidal - Understanding Entry Zones in Football

10:30am

Vosse de Boode - "How do they do it?” - Technical Analysis of Elite Skills in Football

Lukasz Szczepanski - How to Shoot and How to Save: Football Analytics for Dads

11am

Vosse de Boode - "How do they do it?” - Technical Analysis of Elite Skills in Football

Ryan Beal, et al - Valuing Player Influence Within Teams

11:30pm

Javi Fernandez - Finding the free man: a contextual approach for identifying spaces that matter

Karun Singh - Expected Threat (xT) and Beyond: A Practical Guide

12pm

Javi Fernandez - Finding the free man: a contextual approach for identifying spaces that matter

Pieter Robberechts - Valuing the Art of Pressing

12:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Marcotti Panel - Rafael Honigstein & Guillem Balague

Michael Caley - Pressing, Press-Breaking and Footedness: Exploring Statsbomb's New Data

2pm

Marcotti Panel - Rafael Honigstein & Guillem Balague

Michael Caley - Pressing, Press-Breaking and Footedness: Exploring Statsbomb's New Data

2:30pm

Adrien Tarascon - How Football Could Revolutionize Its Data Analysis

Tom Decroos - “Is our model learning what we think it is learning?” Estimating the expected goal impact of actions in football using interpretable models

3pm

Adrien Tarascon - How Football Could Revolutionize Its Data Analysis

Robert Hickman - Considering Defensive Risk in Expected Threat Models

3:30pm

Panel: Emma Hayes, Jacqui Oatley & Vosse de Boode

Thom Lawrence - A Comparative Analysis of Approaches to Valuing Football Actions

4pm

Panel: Emma Hayes, Jacqui Oatley & Vosse de Boode

Thom Lawrence - A Comparative Analysis of Approaches to Valuing Football Actions

4:30pm

StatsBomb Live Podcast - James Yorke, Ben Pugsley, and Ted Knutson

Benjamin Larousse - Improving Decision Making for Shots

5pm

StatsBomb Live Podcast - James Yorke, Ben Pugsley, and Ted Knutson

5:30 onwards

Drinks

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