With former world champion Dodger GM Fred Claire, Kaplan is the founder of Scoutables, a leading analyst and scouting firm. His work includes roster strategy, forecasting, advance scouting, player/coach game preparation, Minor League player development, draft analysis, international, arbitration, financial, budgeting, marketing, and community outreach.
Fortune 500 Expertise. Kaplan also served as president of the Independent Oracle Users Group for the world’s largest business software company, and he gained broad recognition in the IT marketplace as CEO of Expand Beyond Corp. He is one of the founding fathers of the mobile business software market and widely recognized as a leading authority in the IT industry. Kaplan has architected and led implementation of some of the most successful and visible data centers and applications for Fortune 500 companies including 3Com, Hallmark, Merck, and the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Best-Selling Expertise. Kaplan is the co-author of six best-selling books, including the first-to-market, three on Oracle, and two on baseball analytics. His work has been covered by more than 400 print, online, and broadcast outlets, including the “TODAY”, CNN, TIME, the History Channel, “Chris Matthews Hardball”, Newsweek, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CIO, Financial Times, MSNBC, and the BBC. He also writes a monthly column in Oracle magazine, which reaches more than 800,000 subscribers.
Kaplan is a popular speaker at national and international technology conferences including Comdex, OracleWorld, the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum, Wall Street Technology Association, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. He received Caltech’s “Alumni of the Decade” distinction for pioneering groundbreaking sabermetrics used to evaluate pitcher talent. Crain’s Chicago Business also recognized his work in business, baseball, and humanitarian endeavors by including him in their annual “40 Under 40” cover story. Sports Illustrated named him a “Top 10 General Manager Candidate” in 2011.
- More Intelligent Tomorrow
More Intelligent Tomorrow is a weekly podcast hosted by Ari Kaplan designed to explore the potential impact of AI on the world around us. He hosts a collection of candid conversations with AI industry innovators, covering technology trends, lessons learned, organizational transformation experiences, best AI use cases, career advice, and much more.
- Cross-Industry Lessons from Money Ball Analytics
Cross-Industry Lessons from MoneyBall Analytics: Scoutables founder and the “real Moneyball guy”. Ari Kaplan shares insights on how to use data to make decisions. Interspersed with amazing, insider baseball stories and great visuals, he looks at how to tie big data and analytics together to get immediately actionable insights. From measuring performance trends and creating analytics for the past, present, and future to finding actionable patterns in data and using this intelligence to find real business opportunities, his presentation is a strategic look at how to use smart analysis to drive growth and success in any business sector. He also addresses how to break-out luck versus skill, identify personal tendencies to your advantage, and find events preceding a business issue and then track recovery post event. In a customizable presentation, Ari Kaplan sits at the intersection of technology, analytics, and results and shows audiences how they can do the same.