Ben Levitt: Using systems thinking for sports analytics and defense


April 1, 2013

Ben Levitt, SDM ’12, excels at the detail-oriented aspects of engineering—whether in his work at Raytheon or for the acclaimed annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The senior systems engineer at defense contractor Raytheon won accolades there for weeding out bugs and inefficiencies and for guiding complex projects to timely completion. Moreover, as a designer/developer for the sports conference, he created two of its most popular events.

Levitt was given the authority to build two panels for the conference—an in-game coaching session entitled “Monday Morning Quarterback” and another called “Big Data.” He developed the panels and lined up participants from sports, business, media, and technology sectors.

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