- Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges
- Peak Performance
Audience & Industry
- Colleges and Universities
- Senior Management Groups
- Sales Professionals
Dubbed the “No-Stats All-Star” by author Michael Lewis, Shane Battier shows audiences how to identify and cultivate the intangibles of life that winners possess—and how sports and technology are converging to give anyone the tools to become a champion.
Where Shane Battier went, winning followed. After graduating with honors from Duke University with two Final Four appearances, one national championship, two All-American awards, and Naismith and John Wooden National Player of the Year awards, he was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2001 NBA draft. Battier went on to be part of the back-to-back 2012 and 2013 NBA championship Miami Heat team and a member of the USA Basketball national team.
Known for his exemplary character and his commitment to community service, Battier has established himself as a scholar athlete (inducted into the 2015 NCAA Academic All-American Hall of Fame), All-American, leader, champion, philanthropist, and an expert in team building. He understands that champions are often made when no one is looking, and that it is the attention to the often-unnoticed intangibles that makes the difference in building a championship culture. Profiled by best-selling author Michael Lewis, Battier is renown in basketball circles for elevating his team to championship levels through the winning plays that don’t show up in the box score. He shares with audiences how to use data and analytics to pinpoint optimal strengths and weaknesses and reach full potential. Statistics and technology combine to provide the opportunity for athletic success that goes beyond traditional approaches, something Battier brings to his role as Vice President, Analytics and Basketball Development, Miami Heat. A strong proponent of the intersection of athletics and technology, Battier is an annual speaker at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and a consultant for Intel on their sports device division, focusing on application in sports. He advises multiple tech startups and is a global ambassador for the NBA.
He and his wife, Heidi, have also launched The Battier Take Charge Foundation to provide educational resources and programs for the development of youth and teens in underserved areas.
Lessons From the Intersection of Technology and Sports
While statistics have always been a huge part of professional sports, a focus-shift occurred in recent years: the traditional measurements of athletic success have increasingly been surpassed by more analytical approaches. From Major League Baseball’s sabermetrics to the use of data analysis by a growing number of NBA teams, Shane Battier breaks down how athletes can leverage every point of data available to achieve success, even if they do not live up to many of the traditional metrics.
Audiences will learn:
- How tech industry trends have intersected with professional athletics, and what every athlete should know if they want to fine-tune their abilities
- Strategic takeaways any organization can use to mine the data available to them in order to improve on key performance indicators
- The technology available, from wearables to digital analytics, to improve athletic performance
The Art of the Intangible
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Shane Battier knocked his speech out of the park. I have never received such high remarks about a keynote to date! Shane was the most humble celebrity I’ve met. He didn’t turn down a single autograph and never refused to take ‘just 1 more picture’ with one of our attendees. Thank you for everything you did to help me pull this off! I hope that we’ll get to work together again!Fishnet Securities