Chris Anderson
Behavioral Scientist, Professor Cornell University / LSE,
Cofounder Anderson Sally Football Intelligence


Chris Anderson is passionate about using analysis and evidence to acquire, manage, and build and sustain football clubs in the context of global competition for talent and success. Before co-founding Anderson Sally, Chris was an award-winning researcher and professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, one of the world’s leading research institutions A behavioral scientist with many years of experience analyzing complex data, Anderson has held appointments at a number of universities, including Oxford University and Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences. He also has taught management strategy at prominent business schools, including Cornell’s Johnson School of Management and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and he has been a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics.

Helmut Dietl
Chairman CRSA, Full Professor Chair for Services & Operations Management,
Department of Business Administration University of Zurich

Workshop: Managing your PhD

Helmut Dietl is the chairman of the Center for Research in Sports Administration and a full professor at the Chair for Services & Operations Management at University of Zurich. He has published many research papers in the field of theoretical and empirical sports economics. Helmut Dietl is the associate editor of the Journal of Sports Economics and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Sport Finance. He regularly writes an economics column on cash.ch; together with Egon Franck, he has published a book on sports economics "Millisekunden und Milliarden - 30 Analysen zur Ökonomie des Sports".

Thomas Ebermann
Data Scientist Liip, Lecturer Data Journalism MAZ, Project Manager IaKom

Workshop: topic to be defined

Thomas Ebermann is currently a Data Scientist at Liip where he develops new ways to make sense of transactional website / mobile data. Creating different ML models for visitor prediction / segmentation / meta-analytics / recommender systems / social network analysis etc.

Thomas was formerly working as a post-doc researcher at the IMPZ institute (now IKMZ) at the University of Zurich with Prof. Heinz Bonfadelli, where he was leading seminars about research methods and quantitative approaches to computational sociology, especially network science.

He finished his PhD at the MCM Institute in the Social Media and Mobile communication group (University of St. Gallen), where he studied large scale information diffusion patterns in online social networks. Thomas majored 2008 in Computer Science and Economics at the University of Mannheim focusing on Artificial Intelligence, Multimedia Technology and Business Intelligence. Thomas was also a researcher at the University of Waterloo and part of the CSIRO ICT research group at Macquarie University in Sydney. His work has been published in newspapers such as the FAZ, NZZ or Handelsblatt, as well as presented in conferences (Sunbelt, ASNA, SGKM,...) proceedings and leading peer reviewed european communication journals (M&K).

Pamela Wicker
Professor Sport Management Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln,
Editorial Board Member Sport Management Review and European Sport Management Quarterly

Workshop: Academic Writing & Publishing in Sports Journals

Pamela Wicker is a professor of Sports Management at the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln and is an editorial board member of the Sport Management Review (SMR), the European Sport Management Quarterly (ESMQ), and the International Journal of Sport Finance (IJSF). She has published many research papers in the fields of sports management and sports economics. Pamela’s research interests are in the areas of sport economics, sport finance, and sport management. Specifically, she focuses on resources of sport clubs, participation in sport and physical activity, labor markets in sport, sport consumer behavior, and monetary valuation of intangibles.

Ulrich Woitek
Board Member CRSA, Full Professor Chair for Economic History,
Department of Economics University of Zurich

Workshop: Introduction to Data Analytics with Python

Ulrich Woitek is a CRSA board member, a full professor at the Chair for Economic History at the University of Zurich, and the director of undergraduate studies in economics. He has published in diverse fields, ranging from applied macroeconomics and econmetrics to sports economics and anthropometrics.

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