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‘YOU’RE AN IDIOT’: I’ve listened to a number of great speakers recently, but one that really stood out was Jeff Ma, Twitter vice president of analytics and data science. Long known as a pioneer on data and analytics, Ma was a great one-on-one subject at our Sports Media & Technology Conference. Frank, smart, insightful, funny and self-effacing. His chilling quote to me came when he called out organizations that choose to ignore data and analytics in their business. “You’re going to lose, and you’re an idiot.” If that doesn’t drive one to act, what will?
Have a fantastic Thanksgiving; hope to see you at our inaugural Dealmakers conference on Nov. 29 or Intercollegiate Athletics Forum on Dec. 6-7; both have very strong agendas with thought leaders you’ll want to hear from. Please say hi if you’re able to join us.
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