How the Kansas City Chiefs Champion Digital Transformation with Python Analytics


As consecutive Super Bowl champions in 2023 and 2024, the Kansas City Chiefs have demonstrated immense success both on and off the field. With one of the highest home attendance rates in the NFL, their front office prioritized data analytics as the center of business and game-day stadium operations. They needed a flexible, scalable solution that could support a continuous stream of live data, so they turned to Dash Enterprise to create secure Python data applications.

Join this special presentation from Michael Ragsdale and Andrew Schutte to learn how the Chiefs achieved the following:
● Live data processing in game-day apps to increase understanding of crowd flows, parking logistics, and staffing
● 32 person-hours saved every week from automating manual workflows
● Reduced software licensing costs while delivering high-value business analytics


Michael is the Vice President of Finance, Strategy, and Analytics of the Kansas City Chiefs. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has an MBA with a focus on finance and accounting from Rockhurst University. At the Chiefs, Michael leads a team that helps move the organization forward by providing real-time insights, predictive results, and strategic guidance on decisions to grow the organization. He is responsible for all areas of finance, including budgeting, forecasting, capital investment analysis and reporting, as well as the club's data science efforts, including analytics and business intelligence. Outside of work, Michael values community engagement and served on the Board of Trustees for Rockhurst University, as well as the Young Professional Association of the University of Kansas Hospital. He currently serves as a member of the American Cancer Society Chairmen’s Circle Board.

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