How Moneyball's data valuation strategy can work for your business
We have decades of information available to us and also years of strategy on how we should use it. But what if we could think outside of the box to discover new approaches to stagnant systems; exploring the ever important question: “If we weren’t already doing it this way, is this the way we would start?
Paul DePodesta, Cleveland Browns Chief Strategy Officer, Entrepreneur & Subject of Moneyball, transformed the way professional sports operated with his data-driven approach to evaluating, measuring and assigning value to talent. Using unique management and a creative data strategy, Paul and his team lead the Oakland A’s from one of the worst teams in baseball to tying for the best winning percentage in baseball (392-255).
On February 25, Paul, alongside Collibra's AVP of Sales, Amy Horowitz, discussed his experience with the “moneyball” methodology, exploring how organizations can drill down big data output to create an applicable analytics strategy and sharpen competitive edge in this unique fireside chat.
Paul DePodesta has made a career of evaluating, measuring and assigning value to talent, as documented in Michael Lewis’s book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. Formerly the Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting for the New York Mets, DePodesta helped lead the team to the 2015 World Series for the first time since 2000. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said DePodesta was a “huge factor” in the Mets’ success.
In January 2016, DePodesta joined the NFL’s Cleveland Browns as Chief Strategy Officer. In this new role, he is responsible for assessing and implementing the best practices and strategies that will give the Browns the comprehensive resources needed to make optimal decisions for their players and team.