Cheer on the Red Sox and join an Q&A with SVP Jon Hay '12 at Fenway Park.
Join fellow Boston Boothies as we watch the Red Sox take on the Kansas City Royals! Before the game, we will join the Red Sox on the field for batting practice, followed by an exclusive chat with Chicago Booth alum, Jon Hay, '12, Senior Vice President, Data, Intelligence & Analytics. He will talk about his role with the Red Sox and answer audience questions. Space is limited.
We will be able to exit and re-enter for the game starting at 7pm and will meet up at a nearby bar for the time between the talk and the game. For those who can only attend the game, we will meet at the bar to distribute tickets before the game. Happy Hour details to come.
This event is capped at 25 people so please sign up soon!
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5:00 PM-5:30 PM: Q&A with Jon Hay
5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Happy Hour
7:00 PM-10:00 PM: Game
Jon Hay (Speaker) '13
Senior Vice President, Data, Intelligence & Analytics, Red Sox
Jon Hay is the Senior Vice President of Data, Intelligence, and Analytics at the Boston Red Sox. Jon graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 2006 with a degree in economics. He started his career at Morgan Stanley as a fixed income trader, where he oversaw U.S. inflation derivatives trading.
Several years into the role, he realized that his interest was less in finance and more in sports. He left Morgan Stanley to do his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Around this time, data was being applied more to sports with more former hedge fund managers and other investors and finance leaders owning sports teams.
After graduating from his MBA program, Jon started as an intern in baseball analytics at the Red Sox, building predictive models for player performance in partnership with Bill James. Over time, he realized that there were many opportunities for improvement in the business operations of sports as well. In particular, he found ways to apply data practices from technology companies to sports, including variable ticket pricing, lead scoring, customer segmentation, and data reporting. He quickly grew the analytics practice at the Red Sox and built a team around him to now manage all things analytics, data, reporting, CRM, and business intelligence.