Sam Robertson is a Professor of Sports Analytics at Victoria University and consults on innovation and operational decision-making to professional sports clubs globally. He is responsible for driving research and commercial activity within sport at Victoria university, as well as managing its many sports industry partnerships. These include Tennis Australia, the Western Bulldogs, FIFA, the AFL & Champion Data, and San Antonio Spurs. Sam’s research focuses on the application of analytics to improve decision-making of both athletes and sports organisations and has published more than 100 scientific papers.
Moneyball 2.0 – Driving transformational change in high performance sport
High-performance sport has always been an early adopter of new innovations, as organisations aim to outdo the other in the race for championships and medals. In complex and rapidly changing sports landscapes, it is important that any new technology or innovation employed by organisations is not only valuable, but also adopted and supported by key stakeholders.