Robert G. Hisaoka Speaker Series

How Wizards, Caps Use Big Data to Win

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Sports teams worried about player burnout and injuries used to count just minutes played. “But now with camera technology that can track your acceleration, deceleration, number of paces — you can actually get a level of exertion,” Monumental Sports & Entertainment vice chairman and owner Raul Fernandez said April 18, 2018, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “With other sensors you can get a level of hydration. With other sensors you can get a level of fatigue.

Raul Fernandez Shares Journey at Hisaoka Speaker Series

Success came fast for Raul Fernandez ’90 at the University of Maryland. He turned a part-time job on Capitol Hill into something more after graduation, and soon he was running a growing partnership with NeXT, a high-tech startup founded by Steve Jobs. “We grew a very little team — a lot of Maryland guys — into a decent team,” Fernandez said on April 18, 2018, during the Robert G. Hisaoka Speaker Series at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Speaker Ted Leonsis Discusses Sports Business Impact

Washington has monuments, museums and power centers for three branches of government. But the region’s most important real estate for residents might be Capital One Arena, sports business leader Ted Leonsis said Sept. 19, 2017, at the University of Maryland. “Sports plays now this outsized role in your community and in media,” said Leonsis, the inaugural featured guest in the Robert G. Hisaoka Speaker Series, made possible through a gift from Robert G. Hisaoka to the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at UMD’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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