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Sports business conference to be held at MIT on Feb. 9

On Feb. 9, the second annual MIT Sloan Sports Business Conference will explore the role of analytics in managing successful professional teams and leagues.

Panelists from across the sports world will be represented. Speakers include Bill Polian, president of the Indianapolis Colts; R.C. Buford, general manager of the San Antonio Spurs; Jed Hoyer, assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox; and the keynote speaker, Wycliffe "Wyc" Grousbeck, managing partner, governor and CEO of the Boston Celtics.

Registration starts the day of the event at 7:45 a.m., and the conference, which will be held in the Stata Center (Building 32), will run from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by a networking reception.

The conference is now sold out, but for more information, please visit or contact Chris Johnson at 617-529-0316.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 6, 2008 (download PDF).

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