Paul DePodesta from Baseball’s ‘Moneyball’ Revolution to Keynote CD-adapco’s STAR Global Conference 2015
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The man who revolutionized America’s Pastime will discuss his innovative approach to baseball scouting that forever changed the way the game is played at SGC15, March 16-18 in San Diego.

New York and London. January 20, 2015

CD-adapco™, the largest privately held CFD focused provider of Computer Aided Engineering software, is pleased to announce that professional baseball executive and one of the leaders of the “Moneyball” revolution Paul DePodesta will be the Keynote Speaker at the STAR Global Conference 2015 to be held March 16-18 in San Diego.

Currently the vice president of player development and scouting for the New York Mets, DePodesta rose to prominence after the release of the 2003 New York Times best-seller Moneyball, The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. The highly-acclaimed book, which was adapted into a 2011 Oscar-nominated movie, chronicled the Oakland Athletics’ stunning rise to contender status despite competing against teams with unlimited resources such as the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Mr. DePodesta’s forward-thinking concepts utilizing advanced analytics forever changed the game and allowed the Athletics to thrive despite having a payroll a third of major-market clubs.

In his keynote presentation, Mr. DePodesta will explore “New approaches to stagnant systems” and explain how he uses analytical techniques to solve the complex real-world problem that is baseball scouting for under-funded clubs. 

Mr. DePodesta’s work has been recognized by various publications, including Fortune, who ranked him one of the Top 10 innovators under 40.

The annual STAR Global Conference is one of the world’s largest gatherings of simulation experts. It is an opportunity to meet with CD-adapco management, software developers and support engineers. Attendees will learn how to use CAE more effectively in their organization by simulating whole systems rather than just individual components. They will leave the event with a complete understanding of the business benefits of simulation and realistic implementation strategies for their organization. 

Arrangements for the appearance of Paul DePodesta made through Greater Talent Network, Inc., New York, NY.