10 sports analytics insights from ESPN’s Ben Alamar at Sloss Sport 2018

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ESPN’s Ben Alamar speaks at Sloss Sport 2018. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

How does big data change the way we watch, play, coach and work in sports? Ben Alamar, ESPN director of sports analytics, addressed that question Thursday during  his keynote speech at Sloss Sport 2018, hosted by Knight Eady at Regions Field on Thursday. Part of Birmingham Innovation Week, the inaugural conference welcomed 200 attendees from across the Southeast.

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4 must-attend events at Birmingham Innovation Week July 9 to 13, including Sloss Sport

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Fledging, a student-led startup by Weida Tan (above) and Steven Robbins, is the second business to progress from the UAB Commercialization Accelerator to Innovation Depot. Photo submitted

Bham Now continues its coverage of Birmingham Innovation Week, beginning with a kickoff party on July 9 presented by Red Diamond Coffee & Tea. Next up to the plate: UAB wants to hear your business pitch, Southern Research supports STEM education in local schools, and Knight Eady talks technology and opportunity in the sports industry.

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