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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

In his debut blog for OptaPro, data scientist @WillTGM analyses central defender passing trends in the Premier Leag… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Jan

VACANCY - we are recruiting a data scientist, who will work across @OptaPro & @OptaSuit. Opportunity. performgroup.com/careers/data-s… 16 Jan

Fantastic to have @WillTGM join the team. We'll be publishing Will's first blog for OptaPro this week, which explor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Jan

Valuing passes – @GarryGelade considers how passing performance can be evaluated using a Pass Reward model. Vision. optasportspro.com/about/interest… 10 Jan

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NEWS: OptaPro launches second Analytics Forum

OptaPro launches a second Analytics Forum, taking place in early 2015 in central London.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 15:14

NEWS: OptaPro to attend DOHA Goals conference in Qatar

OptaPro invited to participate in a panel discussion on 'Big Data: Humans Vs Algorithms' at the Doha GOALS 2014 conference in Qatar.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 13:30
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NEWS Opta at the On Deck Conference NYC

Opta’s Devin Pleuler and Angus McNab have been invited to present at this year’s On Deck Sports and Technology Conference.
Posted at 12:00

BLOG: OptaPro in MLS

How OptaPro is changing the beautiful game -an insight into how Opta data has changed MLS.
Posted by Harley Lillywhite at 15:46

BLOG: Assessing the use of game state in predictive models

The data shows that whether a team is winning or losing affects the shots they take, but should game state be included in predictive models?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 13:00