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Baseball’s Tech Road Map: You Can’t Win a World Series Without One

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Wednesday, April 14 | 12:30 PM ET

Every MLB club has an analytics department, but they vary in size and how much influence they have on personnel decisions, scouting, and player development. But it’s now impossible to contend for a World Series without troves of data and the right insights to know what matters most. We’ll discuss what a modern MLB franchise should be doing with technology and how those “R&D departments” can use cutting-edge infrastructure and tools to boost performance and put winning teams on the field. This recent SportTechie feature story is a good primer to the live conversation that we’ll have with industry experts.

Featured Speakers (Additional speakers to be announced)

Greg Cain is Vice President of Baseball Data for Major League Baseball (MLB). Greg is responsible for data systems that capture, process, distribute and display baseball data. Skilled in navigating disparate technology teams, Cain brings together various technology resources throughout MLB – including software engineering, data operations, data science, machine learning, ballpark operations and infrastructure – to bring data from the field of play to fans, teams, business partners and media around the world. As a technologist, Cain previously worked on additional data systems behind MLB-built properties for the NHL, MLS, and among other properties.  After starting at MLB in 2011 working on the MLB mobile app, Cain founded the Baseball Data team to develop and deploy the Statcast system launching league wide in 2015 and updated in 2020.

Ari Kaplan, Director of AI Evangelism and Strategy at DataRobot, is a leading figure in sports analytics and technology. During 30 seasons innovating analytics within MLB front offices, he created the Chicago Cubs analytics department and served as assistant to the GM of the Orioles 2013-2018. He currently teaches courses in analytics at SMWW and at DataRobot works with MLB, NBA, NHL, Indy Racing, and Premier League football clubs. In business he was President of the worldwide Oracle users group during a period of high growth including the acquisition of MySQL, Java, and PeopleSoft. He has been the recipient of Caltech's "Alumnus of the Decade" and Crain's Chicago Business "40 Under 40" awards.

Ryan Reinsel is the CPO at BaseballCloud and the creative mind behind the baseball industry's newest data visualization software, BallR and PitchR. Equipped with a Fine Arts degree and a passion for technology, Ryan is a proven innovator at creating contextual applications to drive player development forward. Prior to BaseballCloud, Ryan has held positions in multiple sectors of baseball including a role in Research and Player Development for the Chicago Cubs at their Arizona complex. He was also the Pitching & Data Coordinator at JSerra Catholic High School and Director of Player Development for Elite Baseball in Orange County, CA.

Registration is free. All registrants will receive a link to watch the recording once the session concludes.


Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Ryan Reinsel Chief Product Officer @ BaseballCloud

  • Guest speaker
    Ari Kaplan Director of AI Evangelism and Strategy @ DataRobot

  • Team member
    Joe Lemire Senior writer @ SportTechie

  • Guest speaker
    Greg Cain Vice President, Baseball Data @ MLB


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