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"Using predictive analytics in sports"
Speaker: Edward Egros, Weekend Sports Anchor, Fox 4
Sports provides a multitude of interesting and fun opportunities to use quantitative tools to discover current trends and determine the outcomes of a game, series, tournament, etc. Join us for a discussion on how Edward uses predictive analytics across a variety of different sports to predict results of games and even player selection. He will:
Discuss how to communicate analytics in an easy-to-understand way so any audience can appreciate the findings
Explain how different media can be used to communicate specific storylines
Use examples of forecasting in college football, basketball and golf
Showcase how data visualization helps explain why the Dallas Cowboys won/lost certain games
About the speaker: Edward Egros devotes his professional life to merging two fields. As the Weekend Sports Anchor with Fox 4, he covers a lot of different sports traditionally. But as a data journalist, he tries to forecast upcoming games and tournaments while also explaining what happened, using analytics. The key to this merger is maintaining both a journalistic approach everyone can understand while also enhancing the overall delivery through statistical analysis.