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    Former President Barack Obama will be in Boston on Friday to take part in the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

    The 12th annual event takes part at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

    Organizers told the MIT Sloan School of Management Obama plans to talk about "his time in office and the next chapter in his life."

    The Boston Herald reports the 2 p.m. event will be moderated by fellow Harvard graduate Jessica Gelman, CEO of Kraft Analytics Group, and Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets.

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    The goal of the student-run conference is to provide a forum for industry professionals and students so they can discuss the increasing role of analytics in the global sports industry.

    Other speakers at this year's two-day event include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird, and former New England Patriot/ESPN Analyst Tedy Bruschi.

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