In the guest chair:
President/CEO of Competitive Sports Analysis, Diane Bloodworth, joined us in the studio today to talk data and fantasy sports.
Competitive Sports Analysis LLC (CSA) is the leading provider of predictive sports data & is the only sports analytics company with patented software that merges data from both objective & subjective sources.
Diane founded CSA in 2010 and serves as the President and CEO. She is responsible for company and product strategy and manages the day-to-day operations.
“We have two clients: fantasy football and baseball GM’s.”-Diane Bloodworth
“We have developed scout smart which helps college football coaches figure out if a recruit will be a good fit for their team.”-Diane Bloodworth
“On our team I have two experts who play in high stakes fantasy leagues that the winner can bring in over $100,000.”-Diane Bloodworth
“I worked on the air traffic control system and fantasy football is way more complicated than that.”-Diane Bloodworth
“The people that make emotional decisions in fantasy football usually don’t win.”-Diane Bloodworth
“What we’ve found is that Twitter works well for us. It helps create a lot of traffic and visits to our site.”-Diane Bloodworth
“We think there is a way to build our brand and for sports bars and their customers to benefit from our data.”-Diane Bloodworth
In the headlines:
- The medical marijuana debate heats up again here in GA. Last time it was a no on the cannabis oil that doesn’t get you high but does help kids with seizures. But supporters are not done fighting.
- The FCC moving closer to barring in-flight cell phone calls because they’re annoying. Not because they’re unsafe.
- And in other FCC news, they are also showing some possible opposition for a Sprint-T-Mobile merger. In the spirit of stopping monopolies, etc – but also (IMHO) because it is annoying.
- Proctor & Gamble is about to cut half of it’s brands. Is your favorite about to disappear?
- And in a story closer to home and more appropriate for Tech Tuesday, the Technology Association of Georgia just announced a National Hacking Event – called a the Mobility Live Hack Back – it’s for a good cause – and the winning team gets $30K in cash and prizes.
- And great news for a friend of The Dana Barrett Show. SalesLoft, a local company run by Kyle Porter who was on the show a couple months ago has just gotten a big investment from an Atlanta tech business superstar.
- Also the Midtown Neighbors Association has voted down Music Midtown.