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As Comparisonator team, we are proud to participate in the Football Forum Hungary’s second version on 23 April in Budapest. Comparisonator CEO-K. Tarkan Batgun will be moderating a roundtable discussion with some of the worlds’ leading scouting specialists in his second session at the conference:

23 April 24 at 16:20-17:00

Data-driven scouting: Deciphering the language of football numbers

Tarkan Batgun-CEO, Comparisonator

Keynote Speakers:
Max Goldsmith-Royal Belgian Football Association
Yuri Dell’Atti-Bologna FC
Gabor Karpjuk-StatsPerform

More on keynote speakers:

Max Goldsmith
Data scientist at the Royal Belgian Football Association. He has supported the federation and its men’s and women’s national teams with data modeling and analysis, predictive analytics, and data engineering since September 2022. For his Master’s thesis, he gained experience in this field for five months with the Chicago Fire of the Major Soccer League. Prior to that, he worked as a data and analytics manager at an AI-powered marketplace company, where he managed a small team of data scientists/analysts.

Yuri Dell’ Atti
Yuri Dell’Atti is currently the Chief Data Analyst at Bologna FC in the Italian football league. He is an engineer in the study of players and other data and information. Researcher and developer of the famous manager game Football Manager. He has significant experience with various clubs in the Italian Serie A, B and C, as well as in foreign leagues. In about 9 years, he has built one of the largest databases in the world, with one million players and staff present worldwide. For about five years, he has been studying in detail the data and formulas of baseball, the sabermetrics, successfully managing to transform them and bring them into football. He managed to design algorithms capable of choosing the player who will be able to give his best in the future team and testing him before he arrives at the club, with the ability to understand in advance, with formulas, the possible costs of the transfer or the possible salary requested.

Tarkan Batgün-CEO of Comparisonator (Moderator)
As the CEO of Comparisonator, Mr. Batgun brings over 20 years of analytical expertise and experience from both club and agency perspectives in the global football business. He served as a Board Member at Altinordu FK during the 2020-21 season and worked as a lecturer at Istanbul’s prominent Halic University’s Physical Education and Sports Faculty from 2010 to 2021. Mr. Batgun’s career includes roles as the Director of Scouting at Bursaspor, where he pioneered the concept of the ‘Scouting Laboratory,’ and as a management consultant at leading companies such as SoccerLab, Wyscout, and Sportstech. He has been actively involved in football education, having lectured at the Turkish Football Federation on Match Analysis and Scouting courses since 2010. Mr. Batgun also founded and managed the NIKE Turkiye scouting team from 2014 to 2021. His contributions to the field have earned him recognition, including the ‘Sportsman of the Year in Technology’ award by ‘Sports Turkey Media’ in 2012, the ‘Scouting Specialist of the Year Award’ from ‘Marka Football’ in 2013, and the ‘Sample Scouting Department’ award at the Sportstec Innovation Conference in London in 2014.

Kemal Taş

Football enthusiast and editor @ Comparisonator.