Sports Data Analytics: In Pursuit of Peak Performance


Stronger. Faster. Insight-driven.

Analyzing mathematical and statistical models to enhance athletic performance has spurred a global sports data industry projected to surpass USD$16 billion in value by 2030.
How are athletes, league managers, and sports executives leveraging data insights—powered by innovative technology, AI, and machine learning—to gain a competitive advantage not only at the individual and team levels, but also to amplify brand impact worldwide?
On November 15, join sports analytics experts Glen Lewis (Senior Advisor, Hockey Diversity Alliance), Clare Padmore (Biomechanist, Toronto Blue Jays), and Meghan Chayka (Co-founder, Stathletes) for the annual Sports Management Speaker Series at U of T Scarborough. This free event, generously supported by Management alumnus Tenniel Chu, is open to all U of T alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community/industry partners.
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Location: [In-Person Event] Instructional Centre, U of T Scarborough (1095 Military Trail)
Meghan Chayka

Meghan Chayka is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of Stathletes, a sports analytics and insights business that provides industry-leading data precision within the sport of hockey. Meghan has built a team in Niagara, Waterloo, and Toronto working on creating the new era of sports technology. Having a wide variety of clients, Meghan was named in the 2018/19 season Top Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Ontario Chamber of Commerce), Top 40 under 40 (The Athletic NHL), and on the Top 100 of Power & Influence (The Hockey News). At Rotman, she plays a key role in shaping the data science education and research through her work at the TD Management Data and Analytics Lab, including involvement in external, internal, and student-led events focused on data science.

Glen Lewis

Glen Lewis is a commercial lawyer with 19 years of financial services experience on Bay Street in both a law firm and in-house setting. He is a founding advisor and board member of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, a group established by nine current and former Black NHL hockey players with a mission to eliminate systemic racism and discrimination in the game of hockey.

Lewis is also a member of the Black Opportunity Fund Risk Management Committee, the Leadership Committee of BMO’s Black Professional Enterprise Resource Group, and the U of T Scarborough Sports Management Committee.

He holds an Honours BA from York University (Public Policy and Administration) and an LLB from Queen's University.

Clare Padmore

Clare Padmore is a native of Toronto and is in her third season with the Toronto Blue Jays where she serves as their Biomechanist. In her current role, Padmore drives player performance and health research to provide evidence-based recommendations to key stakeholders within the Blue Jays Organization. 

Prior to joining the Blue Jays, Padmore completed a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with a focus in Biomechanics and a specialization in Collaborative Training Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research and M.Eng. in Mechanical and Materials Engineering with a focus in Medicine at Western University. Padmore’s Ph.D. research focused on upper limb injury biomechanics, and during her time she authored fifteen peer-reviewed journal articles.  
Padmore also played Division I Collegiate Ice Hockey for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute while she completed her B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. In addition, from 2009-2011 she was a member of Team Canada Women’s Ball Hockey who won Gold (2009) and Silver (2011) in back-to-back World Ball Hockey Championships.
Padmore currently serves as an associate coach with North Halton Girls Hockey Associate and is a long-standing volunteer with Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association and Withrow Park Ball Hockey Association. 
6:15–7:00pm (IC 130) // Expert Panel Discussion with Q&A 
7:00–8:00pm (IC Atrium) // Networking and Refreshments
Partners and Sponsors:

This event is made possible with the generous donation of Tenniel Chu, U of T Scarborough Management alumnus.

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Tenniel Chu shakes hands with U of T President Meric Gertler and past principal of U of T Scarborough, Bruce Kidd