April 17-18, 2020
Highlights from 2019
ABOUT THE EVENT
Dish. Dunk. Data.
The 4th SPEIA Basketball Analytics Summit is held on the beautiful campus of the North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. Our mission is to engage with and explore the best practices of the leading basketball experts (professionals, students, and scholars) who love, research, and work in the discipline of performance (individual or team) and business analytics. Sessions include: Fan Experience & Engagement, Individual Performance, Marketing/Ticketing, Sport Science, and Entrepreneurship in Analytics. In addition, undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to participate in the NBA Analytics Case Competition and Career Connections.
Dish. Dunk. Data.
Analytics: The creation, examination, and management of unstructured data to predict, produce or leverage optimal results.
Sport Business is a $350 billion global industry. According to Markets and Markets Report, the sports analytics market in the USA is predicted to grow to $616.7 million by 2021. Basketball remains the most consistent sport across the globe; the rules are generally the same attracting all ages as players and fans. So, it only makes sense to identify the best and the brightest basketball minds to share their products, services, and stories! Opportunities for improved outcomes and opportunities in Recruiting, Player Performance (e.g., nutrition, sleep patterns, rehabilitation, recovery, etc.), Marketing, Scheduling, and Coaching are plentiful. Join us as we offer an affordable, engaging, and intimate experience. No long lines. No aggressive sales pitches. No spotlights or awards. It's all authentic, grassroots, and available to you -- the avid basketball fan, player, coach, scholar or professional.
The Summit, founded by Dr. Deborah Stroman, began on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014. The Sport Entrepreneurship ad Innovation Association (SPEIA) is a team of sport-minded professionals who seek to provide connections and creativity to the sport industry. The opportunity to further evolve as part of the diverse and entrepreneurial city of Durham, plus a more central location within the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) was an attractive and most logical decision for SPEIA. Our team, comprised of students form local universities, former basketball players, and business professionals, work hard and smart to deliver the #1 Basketball Analytics conference in the USA. Special thanks to North Carolina Central University and the American Underground for their gracious support!
Dr. Deborah StromanFounder; professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; entrepreneur (leadership in sport business and racial equity education)
High School Students
Groups of 5 or more students accompanied by a staff or faculty member from the school.
UNC System Faculty
Full-time and part-time instructors and staff from the 17 campuses of University of North Carolina system.
Full-time or part-time enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at accredited universities.
Business professionals, athletes, administrators, entrepreneurs, coaches, and staff.