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5th Annual Football Analytics and Performance Summit

  • 11th – 12th September 2019
  • Austria flag Austria Vienna
  • Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront Handelskai 269, 1020

We are pleased to invite you to the event that gathers leading experts from all over the world to learn about the latest trends and developments in football performance and video analysis, and the most successful strategies of implementing analytics in modern football.

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This innovative event will enable the participants to learn about the latest trends and developments in football analytics, focussing on the best practices in data, video, performance and tactical analysis.

Today, data in football is not science fiction, it's becoming an essential part of the game. The use of analysis in football has seen huge growth in the past decade. The sport is beginning to fully realise the power of performance and video analysis to gain a genuine competitive advantage.

It is an honour and privilege to invite you to participate in this Summit. We look forward to welcoming you at the event in Vienna in September!

Who Should Attend

  • Sports Scientists
  • Performance Analysts
  • Opponent Analysts
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Physical Development Coaches
  • Injury Prevention
  • Instructors
  • Scouts
  • Video Analysts
  • Tactical Analysts
  • Assistant Coaches
  • Performance Coaches
  • Rehabilitation
  • Head Coaches
  • Kinesiologists

From Industries Including:

  • Football
  • Sports Academies
  • Sports Science Software and Hardwar
  • Sports Science
  • Universities

Key Practical Learning Points

  • Share insights and best practices with the world’s experts in this fast-growing environment
  • Find out about the latest trends and developments in the football analytics and performance world
  • Learn about the most successful strategies of implementing analytics to improve performance
  • Usage of data to improve the development of young talented players
  • Performance and tactical analysis in support of the team
  • Data Visualisation
  • Personalized nutrition
  • Scouting and recruitment

Dr. Paul Bradley, UK

Football Science Consultant

About Speaker

Prof. Dr. Werner Helsen, BE

Full Professor / Sport Scientist & Training Expert

KU Leuven / UEFA / FIFA

About Speaker

Prof. Matt Spencer

Professor – Faculty of Health and Sport Science, Dept. of Public Health, Sport & Nutrition

University of Agder / Olympiatoppen Sør

About Speaker

Dr. Gerhard Zallinger

Head of Sports Science

Austrian FA (ÖFB)

About Speaker

Chris Barnes

Consultant Performance Scientist (UEFA, Catapult Sports, Nottingham Forest FC, Brondby IF) / BASES High Performance Accredited

CB Sports Performance

About Speaker

Chris Loxston, CH

FIFA Group Leader Football Performance Analysis & Insights

FIFA Technical Development Division

About Speaker

Aaron Briggs

Senior First Team Performance Analyst

Manchester City Football Club

About Speaker

Mikhail Zhilkin

Data Scientist

Arsenal F.C.

About Speaker

Ronan Kavanagh

Sports Scientist

Wales FA / Burnley Football Club

About Speaker

Tim Harkness

Head of Sports Science & Psychology

Chelsea F.C.

About Speaker

Nuno Mauricio

Head of Performance Analysis Department

S.L. Benfica

About Speaker

Marco Fumagalli, IT

Head of Sports Technology, Data Scouting & Analytics

Pisa Sporting Club

About Speaker

Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Scherr

Co-Founder / Chief Physician & Head of University Centre for Prevention & Sports Medicine

LOEWI GmbH / University Hospital Balgrist, University of Zürich

About Speaker

Quirin Söhnlein

Strength and Conditioning, First Team

FK Austria Wien

About Speaker

Jose Galindo

General Manager, EMEA

Fusion Sport

About Speaker

Can Erdogan

Director / Senior Data Analyst Lead

Real Metric Data Analytics / Google

About Speaker

Georg Mészáros

Senior Management Consultant - Digital Sport Management

SK Rapid Wien / SoccerLAB / Teal Projects - Mészáros Consulting

About Speaker

Roni Schneider

Coaching Education Director

Track160

About Speaker

Patrick Hogan

Senior Sports Scientist

STATSports

About Speaker

Rory Campbell

Owner

C&N Sporting Risk

About Speaker

Dr. Paul Bradley, UK

Football Science Consultant

Dr Paul Bradley is the author of the unique book ‘Football Decoded’, which was released in 2020. He is currently a Football Science Consultant for elite teams, national governing bodies and technology companies. He typically conducts translational work within an elite football setting that bridges the gap between cutting edge research and professional practice (e.g. not just research for research sake but work that adds value to the applied setting). One area he has pioneered recently is the contextualisation of match and training data and he is currently working with many elite organisations in this regard. He has published >80 papers and has >5000 citations in the science & football area.

Prof. Dr. Werner Helsen, BE

Full Professor / Sport Scientist & Training Expert

KU Leuven / UEFA / FIFA

Werner Helsen is a professor in the department of movement sciences at KU Leuven. His research interests include expert perception and performance, talent detection and selection (including relative age and late maturity effects), and load monitoring in team sports and association football particularly. As of June 2021, Google Scholar showed 10,571 citations, H-index=51, i10-index=114. His teaching involvements are in the motor control and learning field as well as in the area of performance training in team sports and football in particular. Since 1999, he has played a prominent role in UEFA as a sports scientist and training expert. Since 2015, UEFA has also engaged him in ‘Fitness4Football’ workshops to teach national team coaches how to use GPS-based technology to make players and the game better. He was involved in six UEFA European Championships and three FIFA World Cups. He also has extensive experience in the sport science support of youth academies, professional clubs, and national teams.

Prof. Matt Spencer

Professor – Faculty of Health and Sport Science, Dept. of Public Health, Sport & Nutrition

University of Agder / Olympiatoppen Sør

Matt Spencer is a professor in the department of public health, sport and nutri­tion at the University of Agder, Norway. His roles include: leader of the applied research laboratories; supervisor of post-graduate students related to the physi­ology and performance of individual and team sports; coordinator and lecturer of bachelor units relating to physical preparation and training in team and individual sports. Over the past 20 years, Matt has worked as an applied sport scientist in­volved in research and as a practitioner with various elite sporting programs, both in full-time and consultancy positions, including 10 years in the Australian Insti­tute of Sport system. In addition, Matt has published numerous studies mainly related to the physiology and performance analysis of elite athletes.

Dr. Gerhard Zallinger

Head of Sports Science

Austrian FA (ÖFB)

Dr. Gerhard Zallinger graduated as a sports scientist at University of Salzburg (department of diagnostics and trainings sciences). During his extensive career he has worked as a conditioning coach at Austria Vienna, Panathinaikos Athens, LASK Linz and Austrian FA (U20, U21, A-Team since 2011). He is also a lecturer at the FA for several coaching educations, responsible for sports science issues within the association. He has published several national and international scientific papers

Chris Barnes

Consultant Performance Scientist (UEFA, Catapult Sports, Nottingham Forest FC, Brondby IF) / BASES High Performance Accredited

CB Sports Performance

Chris Barnes has many years of experience as a sports science practitioner with­in elite teams and organisations. A respected authority in the industry, Chris has previously managed sports science departments at GB Basketball, Middles­brough FC, West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers. Chris currently operates as a consultant to Catapult as well as a number of elite sporting organ­isations, advising on a wide range of technical and strategic initiatives related to the application and development of sports science.

Chris Loxston, CH

FIFA Group Leader Football Performance Analysis & Insights

FIFA Technical Development Division

Chris Loxston is the manager of performance and game analysis at FIFA based in Zurich, Switzerland. The recent integration of advanced performance data analytics and video analysis into FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) analysis of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was the first step forward in driving a new approach through supporting expert tournament observations with advanced performance data analytics. FIFA’s TSG is responsible for the observation of all FIFA tournaments, both junior and senior across the men’s and women’s game. This analysis is then used to support and drive coach and player education and development around the world.

Chris started his career in sports performance analysis at the English Institute of Sport, where he supported British teams at the world, European and commonwealth tournaments along with the qualification to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and 2012 London Olympic Games. Chris then moved to Asia, where he implemented his performance analysis skillset within football working with both domestic and international football teams. Finally, before starting at FIFA in 2018, he supported the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with bespoke data analytics around injury occurrence hurt analysis within Olympic and world amateur boxing.

Aaron Briggs

Senior First Team Performance Analyst

Manchester City Football Club

Aaron Briggs is going into his 11th year in professional performance analysis having worked in a variety of different roles at Blackpool FC, Preston North End FC and Manchester City FC. He previously led a team of seven performance analysts within the MCFC Academy, which aided the development pathway of players from U9 through loans into a first-team environment. Aaron currently leads a team of four performance analysts within MCFC first team who facilitate coaches, players and staff with a wide range of services with the aim of giving information to enhance performance. He recently acquired a UEFA A license in order to improve game knowledge and he has carried out extrapolated research on “Performance Analysis Delivery”.

Mikhail Zhilkin

Data Scientist

Arsenal F.C.

Mikhail Zhilkin joined Arsenal FC in July 2018, for his first job in football. Previ­ously he worked with the Candy Crush mobile game franchise, and had a spell in the sports betting industry. Besides football, he follows sumo wrestling.

Ronan Kavanagh

Sports Scientist

Wales FA / Burnley Football Club

Ronan Kavanagh began his career with GPS company STATSports in Ireland. Through STATSports, he offered sports science support to a number of the com­pany’s clients across Europe, including Leinster Rugby, England Rugby and the Welsh national football team. Ronan is currently working with Burnley football club in the Premier League in addition to his ongoing work with Wales, having previously worked with Preston North End.

Tim Harkness

Head of Sports Science & Psychology

Chelsea F.C.

Tim Harkness began his sports psychology practice in Durban, South Africa, in 1998. He worked with a range of amateur and professional sports teams and individuals. He began to work internationally in 2007 with Indian Squash Player Joshana Chinappa, and in 2008 and 2012 worked with Abhinav Bindra, who be­come India’s first (and so far only) Olympic Gold medallist in 2008. In 2009, Tim joined Chelsea FC and has been there ever since. He is currently head of sports science and psychology. In the summer of 2018 he served as team psychologist to the Saudi Arabia Football Team at the 2018 World Cup, helping them register their first World Cup match win in a generation. In August, he was asked by the Saudi Minister of Sport to assist with the Pyramids FC project in Egypt. Currently he is helping the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League cricket competition. Tim is director of Harkness Coaching, which consults to hedge funds in London. He is also a cycling coach, and works with world class squash players. Tim is married with three sons and is a competitive cyclist and squash player.

Nuno Mauricio

Head of Performance Analysis Department

S.L. Benfica

Nuno works in S.L. Benfica since 1996 until the present day. Since 2017/2018 as Head of the Performance Analysis Department – Professional Football. In 2009-2017 as a Sport Performance Analyst (Benfica LAB). In 1996-2009 as a Youth Football Coach.

He has a large educational background got in the Faculty of Human Kinetics, Lisbon University: post-graduation in high-performance football coaching; master’s degree in physical education; and graduated in sport science with specialization in football. Nuno holds a football coach license - UEFA “B” and is a co-author of many scientific studies and papers.

He is also a regular guest speaker/educator on various football and sports events. Nuno has also been an invited teacher in the Faculty of Human Kinetics and in the High Institute of Educational Sciences, teaching advanced game analysis and tactical performance analysis.

Marco Fumagalli, IT

Head of Sports Technology, Data Scouting & Analytics

Pisa Sporting Club

Marco Fumagalli is a product of the Royal Belgium Football Association´s finest coaches school. He worked in different roles such as tactical analyst, assistant coach and head of scouting in international clubs such as Galatasaray S.K., FC Internazionale Milano, Valencia CF and Genoa CFC., with particular focus on both data and the tactical aspect of the game.

 

Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Scherr

Co-Founder / Chief Physician & Head of University Centre for Prevention & Sports Medicine

LOEWI GmbH / University Hospital Balgrist, University of Zürich

Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Scherr is a specialist in internal medicine, sports medicine, nutritional medicine and preventive cardiovascular medicine. He is co-founder and CMO of LOEWI GmbH. Furthermore, he is chief physician and head of the University Centre for Prevention and Sports Medicine, University Hospital Balgrist, University of Zürich, and former head physician of the German Ski Federation (DSV) and head physician of the German National Team in Alpine Skiing. Additionally, he was responsible for the medical care of the Olympic team alpine skiing, ski cross, free ski and ski freestyle in PyeongChang 2018, Sochi 2014 and Vancouver 2010.

Quirin Söhnlein

Strength and Conditioning, First Team

FK Austria Wien

Jose Galindo

General Manager, EMEA

Fusion Sport

Jose Galindo is Fusion Sport’s general manager for the EMEA region. Fusion Sport is a global leader in human performance software and the developer of Smartabase and Smartspeed. Jose has qualifications in finance, engineering and sport. He began his finance career in the early 2000s as a cost modelling analyst with AT&T. In 2004, he joined one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical compa­nies, GlaxoSmithKline. In 2010, Jose joined Fusion Sport General Manager, EMEA

and has been pivotal in developing and expanding business in Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. Jose’s deep understanding of human performance technology allows him to deliver world-class products and solutions to clients on a day-to-day basis.

Can Erdogan

Director / Senior Data Analyst Lead

Real Metric Data Analytics / Google

Can Erdoğan was born in Turkey. He received his BSc (2014) in the USA and MSc degree (2015) in the UK. Always with a passion for football, Can has acquired FA Level 2 in coaching football on top of noteworthy work experience in the Premier League environment, particularly in the field of scouting and statistical football data analytics. Working on various data sources, e.g OPTA, Can has built one of the most advanced player and match rating models in the industry in order to provide data-driven player flagging and shortlisting for scouting and performance assessment for performance analysis departments at Crystal Palace FC. Combining his technical data analytics expertise with his experience in the football industry, Can founded Real Metric Analytics in 2016. Can is currently providing data analytics services, through his company, as a senior data analyst lead for Google and Football Club of Fenerbahçe from Turkey.

Georg Mészáros

Senior Management Consultant - Digital Sport Management

SK Rapid Wien / SoccerLAB / Teal Projects - Mészáros Consulting

Georg Mészáros is a Senior Management Consultant, Project Manager and Or­ganizational Designer with a powerful combination of more than 20 years of experience as IT professional and intensive background in systemic organiza­tional development, internal and external consultancy and new agile forms of organizations that are a good fit for the challenges of the 21st century. His core expertise is running strategic IT projects with related organizational changes that very often go hand in hand. Beginning with delivering towards opening the Allianz Stadion in Vienna in summer 2016, Georg Mészáros partnered with SK Rapid Wien to drive digitalization at the club across the entire organization.

Roni Schneider

Coaching Education Director

Track160

Roni is a football coach veteran with coaching experience at all levels. He is a board member of European Football Coaches Association / AEFCA; Former CEO of Israeli Football Coaches Association; Head coach of senior national women’s football team 7.5 years / 53 International Caps; Highest level UEFA PRO license football coaching credentials; Instrumental in getting men’s and women’s foot­ball off the ground in the USA. Roni is also conducting and managing lectures, clinics and seminars around the world - Europe / USA / Australia - Coaches and players development. Roni holds an MBA in International business with extensive senior management positions in the Hi-Tech in the USA, Europe and Israel.

Patrick Hogan

Senior Sports Scientist

STATSports

Patrick is a graduate of the Sport and Exercise Sciences program at the Universi­ty of Limerick. He currently is a Senior Sports Scientist at STATSports, providing sports science support and consultancy to many of STATSports key clients. He has worked directly with multiple Irish GAA teams as well as the United States Men’s National Football Team.

Rory Campbell

Owner

C&N Sporting Risk

Rory Campbell is owner of C&N Sporting Risk, a predictive sports analytics company based in London. With a background predominantly in gambling and using predictive analytics for sports betting, Rory has worked with a a number of Premier League clubs in the UK to help them better understand and use data to evaluate and predict performance. C&N Sporting Risk now operate in a number of areas using the most advanced data and analytical processes to better inform decision making in player and club acquisition as well as the risk in the betting and insurance sectors.

Dr. Paul Bradley, UK

Football Science Consultant

Prof. Dr. Werner Helsen, BE

Full Professor / Sport Scientist & Training Expert

KU Leuven / UEFA / FIFA

Prof. Matt Spencer

Professor – Faculty of Health and Sport Science, Dept. of Public Health, Sport & Nutrition

University of Agder / Olympiatoppen Sør

Dr. Gerhard Zallinger

Head of Sports Science

Austrian FA (ÖFB)

Chris Barnes

Consultant Performance Scientist (UEFA, Catapult Sports, Nottingham Forest FC, Brondby IF) / BASES High Performance Accredited

CB Sports Performance

Chris Loxston, CH

FIFA Group Leader Football Performance Analysis & Insights

FIFA Technical Development Division

Aaron Briggs

Senior First Team Performance Analyst

Manchester City Football Club

Mikhail Zhilkin

Data Scientist

Arsenal F.C.

Ronan Kavanagh

Sports Scientist

Wales FA / Burnley Football Club

Tim Harkness

Head of Sports Science & Psychology

Chelsea F.C.

Nuno Mauricio

Head of Performance Analysis Department

S.L. Benfica

Marco Fumagalli, IT

Head of Sports Technology, Data Scouting & Analytics

Pisa Sporting Club

Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Scherr

Co-Founder / Chief Physician & Head of University Centre for Prevention & Sports Medicine

LOEWI GmbH / University Hospital Balgrist, University of Zürich

Quirin Söhnlein

Strength and Conditioning, First Team

FK Austria Wien

Jose Galindo

General Manager, EMEA

Fusion Sport

Can Erdogan

Director / Senior Data Analyst Lead

Real Metric Data Analytics / Google

Georg Mészáros

Senior Management Consultant - Digital Sport Management

SK Rapid Wien / SoccerLAB / Teal Projects - Mészáros Consulting

Roni Schneider

Coaching Education Director

Track160

Patrick Hogan

Senior Sports Scientist

STATSports

Rory Campbell

Owner

C&N Sporting Risk