The Wharton Moneyball Post Game Podcast


Wharton Moneyball Special: The 2019 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Ep. 142

Show from 3/19/19

This is a special episode of Wharton Moneyball where host Cade Massey travels out to Boston to interview some of the top minds in sports analytics at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

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David Epstein – Science Writer & Investigative Reporter (David Epstein is author of the forthcoming book RANGE: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and of the New York Times best seller The Sports Gene. He was previously an investigative reporter at ProPublica–covering everything from medical misdiagnosis to drug cartels–and before that a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, where he wrote or co-wrote many of the magazine’s most high-profile pieces, including the 2009 revelation that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had used steroids.)


Maria Konnikova – Author, Journalist and PokerStars Team Pro (Maria Konnikova is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Confidence Game, winner of the 2016 Robert P. Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, an Anthony and Agatha Award finalist.)


Anne Milgram – Profressor at NYU Law School (Milgram’s work centers on reforming the criminal justice system through smart data, analytics, and technology) 


Ted Knutson – Owner and Founder of StatsBomb (Ted is the owner and founder of StatsBomb and StatsBomb Services. His company is at the forefront of the data and analytics revolution in Soccer, and also has a unique expertise in set piece design and execution.)


John DiFiori – Director of Sports Medicine with the NBA (He works with the league on research initiatives and the development and implementation of policies related to player health and wellness. Together with the NBA, Jr. NBA and USA Basketball, he recently led the development of the first published guidelines for youth basketball participation. He serves as one of the three NBA members of the NBA/National Basketball Players Association Wearables Committee, as the Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board for the NBA and GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration, and on several other league committees related to player health and wellness.)


Maryann Turcke – COO of NFL (She oversees all facets of the operation including marketing, technology, NFL Films, NFL Network and NFL Digital Content and Operations. She also oversees the corporate functions including Human Resources, Public Relations, and Government Relations. Prior to her promotion to (COO) she was the President of the NFL Network.)


Mina Kimes (from 2018) – Sports Journalist and ESPN personality