The day rounding up with @simonjfarrant delivering the closing address. #OptaProForum https://t.co/seJKB4iZGl 45 minutes ago

The guest talk is delivered by NBA expert @DeanO_Lytics, discussing connection with coaching staff. #OptaProForum https://t.co/PS298VweIw 1 hours ago

Final proposal-based presentation is from @Sam_Jackson94, looking at keepers' penalty-box prowess. #OptaProForum https://t.co/G0himnsIA5 1 hours ago

Now we have Simon Butler, who's looking for 'Space: the final footballing frontier'. #OptaProForum https://t.co/YtlI68XNbU 2 hours ago

Packed house for @MessiSeconds talk: 'An extra year of kindergarten'. #OptaProForum https://t.co/ngAle9Txxl 3 hours ago

Up next, William Spearman from @Hudl using @OptaPro and Tracab data to Quantify Pitch Control. #OptaProForum https://t.co/uhoRnVRUh2 4 hours ago

Popular posters from @Worville/@DannyPage, @neilcharles_uk, @Soccermatics and Santiago Galliano. #OptaProForum https://t.co/8xwOgZzP9g 5 hours ago

Loads of questions for @penaltyblog - his model has piqued plenty of interest in the room. #OptaProForum 6 hours ago

Next up, @penaltyblog with 'A mathematical model for evaluating footballers'. #OptaProForum https://t.co/urbd7q993A 6 hours ago

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NBA statistician Dean Oliver to present the event’s first ever guest talk.

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