Chase Carpenter | Finding Quick Wins & Advice for Getting your First Job in Sports
4 November 2021, 05 pm

Chase Carpenter | Finding Quick Wins & Advice for Getting your First Job in Sports

Chase Carpenter, Director of Strategy & Analytics at Chicago Cubs

Episode notes

Chase Carpenter, Director of Strategy & Analytics at Chicago Cubs, answers questions about the "Moneyball" effect within sports analytics, the challenges associated with leading analytics initiatives in the sports industries, and defining priority areas for analytical initiatives.

A few key snippets from our conversation:

01:33 - Start of session
13:52 - Defining areas of analysis (scoping projects) 1. What's the size of the prize? What’s the size of the problem? 2. Do we actually have data that can help understand or improve the problem? 3. When does that work need to be done? What's the timing?
22:32 - How are models evaluated and over what time period
28:32 - What does the last mile look like? Delivering results back to the business
31:40 - Techniques for approaching ambiguity
36:28 - Finding quick wins to build relationships
41:49 - Perspective on getting your first job in sports analytics
50:15 - Adjusting sports models in a world after the pandemic
59:06 - Advice for aspiring data science leaders

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Rachael Dempsey
Rachael DempseyHost
Community Manager at RStudio
I love connecting people across the data science community to share what they're accomplishing with data and help others do the same through community discussions, industry meetups, and more.
Chase Carpenter
Chase CarpenterGuest
Director of Strategy & Analytics at Chicago Cubs

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