The doors have officially opened on a new effort that is rightfully being touted as a first of its kind.
On Friday, The Association of Sports Analytics Professionals (ASAP) announced it has launched operations as the premier professional organization dedicated to advancing the use of analytics in the global sports business industry.
“ASAP’s goal is to drive greater collaboration among representatives of the world of sports business, industry, and academia,” reads a statement emailed to VRJournal.
The association, we’re told, unites the sports analytics industry’s “most respected and accomplished” thought leaders with like-minded business professionals. Through this effort, these and other professionals can “meet, seek inspiration, exchange ideas, and leverage resources to advance the sports analytics industry.”
“ASAP will enable innovators and influencers across the sports analytics business community to come together to explore the rapidly evolving and all-important presence of data in the sports business world,” said ASAP’s Executive Director Megan Morgan. “ASAP will get you on the fast track to exchange ideas with like-minded peers, tap into ground-breaking research, and network at regional events throughout the year. A Career Center will also identify talent or find your next opportunity.”
The ASAP’s official website can be accessed here.