Speakers

Please see full program. Each day this list will be updated. The program will accommodate nearly 30 speakers from the US and Europe.

 AlistairMcrobertAllistair McRobert
Lecturer of Performance Analysis on the Science and Football at Liverpool John Moores University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Sports and Exercise. Former Performance Analyst at Everton Football Club.
Specialist in Performance Analysis. Head of match analysis at the Football Exchange. Believes that education is the great engine of personal development.
ALOKPATTANIAlok Pattani
Associate Director of Analytics at ESPN
ESPN wants to become the worldwide leader in sports analytics and its approach to the analytics world is multifaceted. Aside from the general sponsorship of the MIT Sloan Conference, the company brought along hundreds of registered attendees to the event, backed by an annual Analytics issue of ESPN The Magazine.  Alok is the right person to present the main forward-leaning thoughts from the MIT Sloan conference and the US Analytics world, important for the sports data developments in Europe.
BertMartensBert Martens
Analytics Manager, Infostrada Sports
Infostrada Sports offers a solution for the collection, analysis and presentation of data via its Performance Manager ‘Podium’. Podium is now used by seven of the top-15 Olympic nations to assist for their sports policy as well as to help with performance analysis. Podium is the ultimate decision support system to answer the most important questions for the client. It is a one-stop solution for: Providing data, Analysis, Customisation & Integration with own data, Reporting and Internal/External communication.
ChuckKorbChuck Korb
Founder of Sabermetrics, Scouting, & the Science of Baseball, a weekend seminar for the Jimmy Fund (saberseminar.com).
President of the newly formed Baseball Analysis and Sports Education, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to sports analysis with an emphasis on baseball, and sports education with a goal of teaching math and science skills utilizing baseball analytics.
Chuck is also the Senior Analytics Consultant for an NHL hockey team, and works with at-risk and low income students in his old neighborhood in Malden, Masschusetts
ChrisBarnesChris Barnes
Performance Consultant Rugby Football League, GB Basketball and West Bromwich Albion FC
Chris was appointed Head of Sports Science at Middlesbrough in 1996, with a remit to create a department, support facilities and ‘cradle to grave’ curriculum. He left in 2009 to develop his consultancy business working across several sports. Strong believer in the development of sports science as a core pillar of support services to professional team sports.
DaveRischardsonDave Richardson
Director, School of Sport & Exercise Sciences; Professor of Sports Science, Liverpool John Moores University
As director of the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, Dave is committed to developing research and scholarship informed practice both within academia and through the continual translation of his work to the applied environment. He has worked with numerous top and lower tier football clubs across the North West and across Europe including France, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. Dave has also worked with respected governing bodies in football and cricket. He is part of the Psychology and Development (PaD) research group which concerns the understanding of identity within high performance environments.
DavidArcherDavid Archer
Senior Lecturer, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Sunderland
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
His general research area is in performance analysis and conditioning in intermittent exercise, with special reference to football. His current research relates to the evolution of the physical and technical demands of the English Premier League. He also investigates pacing strategies in elite sport. He has worked as a consultant in sports physiology and nutrition for British Swimming and British Fencing and has provided scientific support to elite athletes/teams since 1999.

DavidRoeDavid Roe
Director NAVITAS CONSULTANCY; Founder of PAS Network
Navitas helps organisations to drive performance and increase revenues through strategic analysis, planning and delivery. They have experience of working at all levels of sport from elite to grassroots with organisations such as national governing bodies, professional sports clubs, sports colleges and commercial sports.
The Performance Analysis in Sport (PAS) group is one of the largest online communities of Performance Analysis professionals in the world, providing a forum in which to interact and share ideas, communicate best practice, review current and emerging technologies and network with other professionals in the field of sports performance analysis.
DrewBenvie1Drew Benvie
Founder and Director of comms & social media agency @battenhall; author of Body Data.
Based in London, Battenhall has been named agency of the future by the PRCA and the UK’s best social media agency by the PR Moment Awards. Drew is also author of the website Body Data. Advancements in wearable technology, digital health systems and the mobile and e-health technology revolution are changing how we experience life and how brands and organisations can interact. Body Data site aims to monitor this new area and what impact it has on the world (and sports) around us.
GuidoBouwGuido Bouw
Managing Director, Infostrada Sports
Infostrada Sports specialises in collecting and managing sports data of more than 300 sports worldwide. The databases contain both historical and live results from any major sporting event and competition, as well as and biographical information on tens of thousands of athletes. All information is updated continuously. Infostrada Sports supports partners with distribution and publication solutions to reach a global audience via any channel, device or platform by providing them with innovative technology for a true multi-screen experience so available content is best monetised.
JohnBiltonJohn Bilton
Performance Coach at Chesterfield FC
Self Employed, developing players and teams through holistic development using performance analysis. John utilizes the tool of Performance Analysis to develop coaches, teams and players holistically. Performance Analysis allows to determine the Performance Standard (PS) of elite teams and players to a criteria. The relevant team and players are then analysed to determine their PSs to the same criteria as the elite. This highlights the gap in performance.  A purposeful training is then planned and delivered based on the evidence and existing experience in order to reduce the gap – Evidence Based Training.
LouisPassfieldLouis Passfield
Professor at University of Kent (UK); Head of School of Sport and Exercise Sciences.
In the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences Louis is part of its Endurance Research Group, probably the largest group of its kind in the world. Getting cyclists to go through all the different possible permutations before each race might not leave them in the best shape to compete afterwards. The Endurance Research Group has developed an alternative method, which is to use a mathematical model instead. Now with the press of a button they can run any number of different computer simulations, changing riders, courses and tactics in order to determine the best options for Britain’s top cyclists to compete successfully.
MarcvanDorthMarc van Dorth
Co-Founder, Uscout (Netherlands)
Marc presents the startup Uscout For – a mobile app that enables parents, friends, coaches and fans to show-case the sport talents of amateur players. Be that in soccer, basketball or any other sport. The platform provides professional scouts a much larger pool of talent to recruit from. In essence Uscout For is disrupting the scouting industry and if they succeed a lot more young talents will get a try to do what they love and earn a living with it. 
MichaelBushMichael Bush
Performance Analyst, Sunderland AFC Academy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Sports Science, University of Sunderland; International Masters Performance Analysis of Sport, Sport Science, Nottingham Trent University and Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg. Performance analyst with experience of setting up and developing analysis systems at sports clubs. Professional experience in football and rugby at 1st team club level. Experience and training in performance analysis software, in particular Prozone and SportsCode.
MichielDeHoogMichiel de Hoog
Correspondent Sport at the Correspondent; Founder of 11tegen11, a Dutch blog about football
The Correspondent, a Dutch-language, online journalism platform that focuses on background, analysis, investigative reporting, and the kinds of stories that tend to escape the radar of mainstream media because they do not conform to what is normally understood to be ‘news.’ They have more than 30,000 subscribers who pay €60 a year. The best stories are translated from Dutch to English on a regular basis.
11tegen11 (11tegen11.net) is a one-person job, intended to fit around Michiel’s other private and professional obligations. It started out as a Dutch blog on Dutch football during the summer of 2010. Shortly hereafter, 11tegen11 decided to switch to English in order to allow football fans from all over the world to enjoy the Dutch Eredivisie, the KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup), the Johan Cruijff Schaal (Super Cup), Europa League and Champions League matches of Dutch clubs and of course the Dutch National Team, runners-up of the 2010 World Cup and third at the 2014 World Cup.
PauloLisboaPaulo Lisboa
Professor and chair of mathematics at Liverpool John Moores University, Football Analytics, The Football Exchange
The FE’s staff members use statistics to reveal underlying trends in data on performance or risk of injury. They can develop risk models & performance models, make use of structure finding algorithms combined with rigorous failure time models and advanced visualisation methods, in order to systematically analyse complex databases. They make this information available to sport specialists in a way that is informative and readily understood in the field. They currently work with a number of elite football organisations.
RobJacksonRob Jackson
Operations Manager at The Sports Office UK Ltd
The Sports Office provide online Performance Management Systems for elite sport. The company was established in 2006 and has developed a range of bespoke sports specific solutions that can be used by coaches, sports science and sports medicine practitioners, performance analysts, scouting and recruitment staff, plus management, admin and operations personnel.  The UK based company currently operates within multiple sports with clients in North America, Canada, Europe and Australasia.
The system offers a range of functionality, including automated departmental reporting to provide insight into athlete/player preparation in order to maximise peak performance. The centralisation of an organisation’s data helps to increase staff efficiency and ensures that key management information is more accessible. This dramatically improves communication and accountability between individuals and departments.
Following significant product development over nearly ten years, The Sports Office system is now being utilised by many elite sporting organisations around the world. The Sports Office continue to invest in the creation of new features in order to remain at the forefront of sporting innovation.
RobVollmanRob Vollman
Founder of Hockey Prospectus
Best known for Player Usage Charts and his record-breaking ESPN Insider contributions. Rob has co-authored the five annual Hockey Prospectus guides, the 2014-15 McKeen’s magazine, and authored two of his own Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract books.While modern advanced statistical hockey analysis stands on a mountain of complexity, Rob Vollman’s work is best known for being expressed in clear, focused and applicable terms, and often presented in a humourous and entertaining way. His analysis can also be heard as a radio guest on such shows as Hockey Night in Canada, Nashville 102.5 The Game, Edmonton AM 1260’s Lowetide at High Noon, and other stations in over a dozen NHL cities.
StaffordMurrayStafford Murray
Head of Performance Analysis at the English Institute of Sport 
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Performance Profiling in Elite Sport (London School of Sport, Middlesex University). Former employers: BOA, McLaren F1, Commonwealth Games England, England Squash, UWIC Centre for Notational Analysis, University of Wales, Institute Cardiff.
Stafford is an innovative practitioner, manager, mentor and leader who has worked at the highest level in Olympic, Commonwealth and Professional sport for over 15 years. A previous world-class level athlete and national level coach with post graduate qualifications in Analysis of Sporting Performance and Coaching Science. A proven track record in the leadership of practitioners, managers, athletes and coaches in the elite sporting arena. Has a fundamental belief in the importance of collaboration, innovation and integrity when striving for positive impact in the high performance environment.
TimChartierTim Chartier
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Davidson College and special consultant to the NCAA Division 1 Davidson Wildcats
All basketball teams use statistics to some extent. Those in the NBA and a handful of college programs spend big money to buy overhead cameras to record data and pay staff to analyze it. Davidson doesn’t have that but have students who sit on the sidelines. They map the court, turn data into heat maps and rate efficiencies. The cat stats team is led by Tim Chartier, who teaches math and computer science. It’s not clear how much of Davidson’s success can be chalked up to analytics. But in some hard to measure way, it probably helped the tiny college beat the odds this year.