Location Wembley Stadium, London

Date Tuesday 10th October 2023

Time 9am - 6pm

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Event Overview

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.

Ted Knutson

CEO and Co-founder of StatsBomb. Talk: Introduction from the CEO

Ravi Ramineni

Ravi is the Co-founder and CEO of src | ftbl. Talk: Decisions in Football - The Power of Compounding

Sam Goldberg

Sam Goldberg is the Manager for Data Science & Analytics at the New York Red Bulls. Talk: The Next 20 Years

Karun Singh

Karun joined Arsenal as a Data Scientist in 2022. Talk: Unified Models for Tracking Data

Luke Bornn

Luke Bornn is Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Zelus Analytics. Talk: Taylor Swift: The Prototypical Sporting Director

Charlotte Randall

Charlotte is the COO and Co-Founder of StatsBomb. Panel: Growth & Opportunity in Women's Football

Koen Vossen

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 Gardner

Tom leads FIFA's Football Performance Insights as the Head. Talk: Delivering Football Performance Insights on the Global Stage

Alison Lukan

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

René Marić is one of the youngest assistant managers in the history of Bundesliga and Premier League. Talk: Coaching: Space & Time

Laura Brambilla

Laura is a seasoned match analyst at A.C Milan. Panel: Growth & Opportunity in Women's Football

Nathán Goldberg Crenier

Nathán Goldberg Crenier is the Assistant General Manager & Chief Soccer Officer at Gotham FC of the National Women's Soccer League. Panel: Growth & Opportunity in Women's Football


Research Competition

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: Zitian Tang

Clustering football game situations via deep representation learning

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

Poster: The StatsBomb Team

Poster displays will also include various analysts from within the StatsBomb team

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

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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