Making big plays as a sports investor used to mean buying and selling teams, locking in top talent and securing a killer sponsorship. Today, Big Data is getting into the mix and making technology the star. Sure, an analytics platform might not sound that sexy or make for high drama on social media, but savvy investors don’t mind—especially when they’re spinning data into gold.
Whether the technology is in the boardroom, on the field or in the home, Big Data is rewriting the playbooks, disrupting age-old revenue channels and revealing opportunities that no one saw coming. Here are just a few of the big opportunities investors will be taking a close look at in the coming year.
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Richard C. Young is the editor of Young's World Money Forecast, and a contributing editor to both Richardcyoung.com and Youngresearch.com.