Big Data for the Fall Classic
Learn how the 2023 World Champion Texas Rangers use big data to gain a competitive edge in Major League Baseball
In Fall, 2023, The Texas Rangers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4 games to 1 to win the World Series and become the 2023 Major League Baseball World Champions. This was the culmination of a very successful 2023 campaign that resulted in an overall record of 90-72.
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The Texas Rangers Baseball Club is a leader in the sports world at collecting and analyzing data and utilizing AI and Data Warehousing techniques to inform their management decisions and game time strategy. Warecorp is excited to welcome Alexander Booth (Assistant Director of Research & Development) and Oliver Dykstra (Data Engineer) for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club. They will be sharing with us some of their thoughts on these topics and more:
- How a major league sports franchise uses data to gain a competitive edge
- The types of data collected and how it is utilized to make better management and training decisions
- The challenges of analyzing terabytes of performance and biometric data
- Combining multiple media sources to create a cohesive data set
- Managing a large scale data warehouse to keep the information up-to-date
- The future of sports and performance data
Alexander Booth, Assistant Director of Research and Development (Texas Rangers)
Alexander is a data scientist, data engineer, and application developer with extensive experience in using machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques, based on insights from big data, to communicate actionable decisions to management to help generate a competitive advantage. He specializes in Sports Analytics with a particular passion for learning how innovation and new technology can shape the game of baseball.
Oliver Dykstra, Data Engineer (Texas Rangers)
Oliver is a data engineer with the Texas Rangers. He builds scalable, future-proof data pipelines to support analytics and machine learning.
Mark Teskey, Warecorp (Host)
Mark Teskey is an experienced technology leader currently serving as the Head of Engineering at Warecorp. With a rich background in product development, software engineering and technical marketing, Mark's career is characterized by his ability to blend technical expertise with strategic vision and leadership, driving innovation and growth across various industries and applications.