The event is centred on data and analytics in sports. With two full tracks of content, the main stage included moderated panels, sessions, and keynote speakers from some of the world's most forward-thinking sports organisations. The research stage showcased presentations using exclusive StatsBomb data from industry experts in analytics from across the sporting spectrum.
Main Stage: Speakers
The main stage included a lineup of renowned industry speakers who shared their experiences in the sports data world. From thought-provoking panels, keynotes and discussions, the presentations provided actionable insights to take away and implement into your own organisations.
If a speakers talk is available to watch back online, you can click the individuals profile image to be taken to Youtube.
Ravi is the Co-founder and CEO of src | ftbl. Talk: Decisions in Football - The Power of Compounding
Sam Goldberg is the Manager for Data Science & Analytics at the New York Red Bulls. Talk: The Next 20 Years
Karun joined Arsenal as a Data Scientist in 2022. Talk: Unified Models for Tracking Data
Luke Bornn is Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Zelus Analytics. Talk: Taylor Swift: The Prototypical Sporting Director
Charlotte is the COO and Co-Founder of StatsBomb. Panel: Growth & Opportunity in Women's Football
Koen is not only the founder of PySport, but also the CTO of TeamTV. Talk: PySport: connecting the data fanatics community with professional sports organizations
Tom leads FIFA's Football Performance Insights as the Head. Talk: Delivering Football Performance Insights on the Global Stage
Alison Lukan is an on-air analyst for the Seattle Kraken. Talk: Data-Driven Storytelling: how to drive understanding and acceptance of data in sports
Ana de Souza
Ana is a Football Data Analytics & Technology Consultant. Panel: Growth & Opportunity in Women's Football
René Marić is one of the youngest assistant managers in the history of Bundesliga and Premier League. Talk: Coaching: Space & Time
Laura is a seasoned match analyst at A.C Milan. Panel: Growth & Opportunity in Women's Football
Panel: Growth & Opportunity in Women's Football
Charlotte Randall, hosts a panel discussing the dynamic future of Women's football. Featuring experts Ana de Souza, Laura Brambilla, Joseph Moore (Lead Football Analyst at Arsenal Women's Football Club) and Nathán Goldberg Crenier. The panel explored data-driven strategies and tactical insights uncovering opportunities within the sport.
Available on demand
Research Posters: Identifying Team Tactical Style of Play
Research posters were available to browse supported by the papers submitted as part of the research competition. The research displayed was based on StatsBomb 360 data following the theme: Identifying Team Tactical Style of Play. Both research competition participants and members of the StatsBomb team created content.
Available to view online
This year, we were looking for papers that follow the theme: Identifying Team Tactical Style of Play
To watch each of the presentations back, click on the profile picture of each speaker.
To read the accompanying research papers, click here.
Speaker: Marc Garnica Caparrós
Unlocking purpose-driven team strategies - Leveraging team traces to optimize process-aware tactical style discovery
Speaker: Oliver Craven
But could they do it on a cold, rainy night in Stoke? - Measuring player performance through abstracted action prediction
Speaker: Ahmed El-Roby
StratAlign: Uncovering Tactical Patterns through Large-Scale Event Sequence Matching
Speaker: Maia Trower, Niamh Graham, Natasha Cottrell, Yasmin Hengster
Clustering women's football players: Identifying functional patterns for performance optimisation
Speaker: Umemoto Rikuhei and Keisuke Fujii
Evaluation of team defense positioning by computing counterfactuals using StatsBomb 360 data
Speaker: Deniz Can Oruç, Lorenzo Cascioli, Luca Stradiotti, Maaike Van Roy, Pieter Robberechts, and Jesse Davis
An analysis of the influence of game context on team playing styles
Speaker: Praful Upadhyay and Janik Backhaus
Identifying key players & playing styles of 10 English Premier League teams during offensive sequences in 21/22 season
Poster: Yisheng Pei
Imitation learning for match simulator and team strategy design
Poster: Matthew Caron and Oliver Müller
TacticalGPT: Uncovering the potential of LLMs for predicting tactical decisions in football
Poster: Calvin Yeung and Rory Bunker
An events and 360 data-driven approach for understanding and evaluating the tactics and performance of football teams
Sponsors & Exhibitors
We'd like to extend a big thank you to our sponsors for supporting this event.
To read more about each sponsor, click the logos opposite
Gemini Sports Analytics
Gemini Sports Analytics brings your data to life with its Sports-specific AI-Cloud application. In the cut-throat rapidly changing sports world, Gemini exists to help you organize your data, provides easy to use predictive analytical tools and unlocks the insights you need to help you make your most important decisions faster and with a higher degree of conviction.
Catapult are one of the leading providers of performance analysis software and wearable technology in the football industry.
Their Matchtracker software brings together all the user's performance data into one place, including event data, camera-based tracking, GPS, biometric, and coach or analyst tagging. The data can then be combined with multiple video angles so that game moments can be viewed in context and performance can be compared with the opposition, the user's previous games, and between players in the team.
Kitman Labs is changing how data is used by sport's clubs to optimise performance, reduce injury risk and support operations. iP: The Intelligence Platform byKitman Labs is a centralised, advanced operating system that streamlines and automates workflows to help achieve specific performance outcomes. This integrated, multi-disciplinary platform supports data-led solutions for Performance Medicine, Performance Optimization, Coaching & Development, and League Operations.
Tokio Marine HCC
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