The National Football League’s Big Data Debate
Is there a dark side to collecting personal data in sport?
Wearable technology has advanced very fast in a very short time and the information we are now able to access and record is mind boggling. In sport, it is typically used to help monitor a players health and state of readiness and recovery but could this very same data be used against the player?
Who owns the data? What is the value of this data? Is it for sale?
We talk with Sports Illustrated reporter and researcher Tom Taylor about his latest article, “Football’s Next Frontier – The Battle Over Big Data.”
The NFLPA has signed a 5 year deal with technology company Whoop and what they are planning to do with the data is very interesting!
AIU- Ground Breaking Development in Sport with David Howman
The IAAF needed to do something bold to reset and regain the public trust and it has done so becoming the first international sporting organization to delegate complete authority for the management of it’s integrity programs to an independent body, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).
The AIU will be responsible for over seeing anti doping, bribery & match fixing, age manipulation and other areas including athlete education all in an attempt to combat threats to the integrity of the sport.
This week, we are joined by the AIU Chair, David Howman, to get an inside look at this ground breaking move. We discuss what it may mean for the future of athletics and the impact it may have on sport in general.