Jessica Gelman From Pro Hoops in Israel to Sports Analytics Star

Wednesday, September 9

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Join us on Wednesday, September 9 at 8pm EDT as we sit down with Jessica Gelman and talk about her time playing professionally in Israel and how that has shaped her Jewish identity as well as hear first-hand about the leadership role she’s played in elevating data-driven decision making in sports. This event will be moderated by Samantha Pulley, Maccabi USA Alumna (20th Maccabiah, 14th Pan American Maccabi Games).

Jessica Gelman is the CEO of Kraft Analytics Group (KAGR), a technology and services company focused on data management, advanced analytics and strategic consulting in the sports and entertainment space. She originally joined the Kraft Family in 2002 working for the sports properties (New England Patriot, Gillette Stadium and New England Revolution). Prior to KAGR’s creation in 2016, Gelman led business operations, customer marketing, and strategy for Kraft Sports & Entertainment.

Gelman co-founded and continues to co-chair the highly regarded MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, the first and largest analytically focused sports conference. Previous speakers have included President Barack Obama, Adam Silver, Steve Ballmer, Nate Silver, and many other sports and analytics luminaries.

Gelman earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA, cum laude from Harvard College. While at Harvard, she was selected as Harvard Female Athlete of the Year and in 2018 was honored as an Ivy League Legend of Basketball. Gelman has received recognition for her leadership and innovation, including the 2014 Sports Business Journal “Forty under 40” and 2012 Sports Business Journal’s “Game Changers,” which honors women who are leading and innovating in sports business.