Ari Kaplan is President of AriBall, a leading analyst and scouting
firm to Major League Baseball teams and media. Educated at the elite California
Institute of Technology, he is a recipient of their “Alumni of the Decade” award for the
1990’s. Kaplan is the President of AriBall and was President of the Independent
Oracle Users Group for three years. Kaplan gained broad recognition in the IT
marketplace as CEO of Expand Beyond Corp, a leader in the database and server
management market,raising the largest first round of funding in Illinois for
2001 through its public acquisition. In 2001, he was included in Crain
Communications’ "40 Under 40" profile of business leaders.
President of the Independent Oracle Users Group 2005-2008 for the
world’s second largest software company, presiding over 200 staff and
volunteers for the 20,000+ member technical association.
Widely recognized as a leading authority in the IT industry,
Kaplan has architected and led implementation of some of the most successful
and highly visible data centers and applications for Fortune 500 companies
including 3Com, Hallmark, Merck and the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Co-author of six best-selling books including the first-to-market
book on Windows 2000 (which went to #17 on Amazon’s Best-Seller list), three on
Oracle, and two on baseball analytics.
Awarded Crain Communication’s "40 Under 40" distinction
for effective business leaders.
Awarded broad US
Patents on mobile technology with 46 claims.
has been covered by more than 400 print, online, and broadcast outlets,
including the Today Show, CNN, Time,
the History Channel, Chris Matthews Hardball, Newsweek, USA Today, Wall Street Journal,
New York Times, Los Angeles Times,
CIO, Financial Times, and the BBC.
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
Kaplan is also on
Working Group on the Fate of Raoul Wallenberg, investigating the disappearance of the Holocaust hero into
the Soviet gulag. He serves on the board of directors for ANTs software and the
Illinois Technology Association.
Ari Kaplan in the News:
Feb 2006: Co-author and editor of
O’Reilly’s “Baseball Hacks”
Nov 2007: Oracle Magazine Column: A Place for Everything
Sep 2007: Oracle Magazine Column: What’s New in Oracle Database 11g
Jul 2007: Oracle Magazine Column: An Oracle User Looks at 30
May 2007: Oracle Magazine Column: Oracle Fusion Propels the Future
Mar 2007: Oracle Magazine Column: New Strategies Simplify Backups
Jan 2007: Oracle Magazine Column: IOUG surveys provide guidance for expanding
databases and open source software issues
Nov 2006: Oracle Magazine Column: Asking the Right Questions
Sep 2006: Oracle Magazine Column: Storage
July 2006: Oracle Magazine Column: XML
May 2006: Oracle Magazine Column: Applications
for Real-Time Access
Mar 2006: Oracle Magazine Column: Riding
the Mobile Wave
Jan 2006: Oracle Magazine Column: The
Business Case for SOA
09/23/05: Information Week: Security
inside the database
03/29/05: Expand Beyond acquired
03/29/05: Expand Beyond acquired (press
09/03/04: Ari Kaplan awarded major wireless patent
01/08/04: Ari Kaplan in USA Today as “Tech Industry
08/01/02: DM Review: Executive Interview
05/01/02: U.S. 1, Princeton's Business and
Entertainment Weekly: Computer Festival Child Becomes a Keynote
04/29/02: Times of Trenton: Local Computer Prodigy
Returns as Festival Speaker
11/19/01: Crain's 40 Under 40
09/01/01: September 2001 From
Contractor to CEO: The Career of Ari Kaplan
05/21/01: Chicago Sun-Times: PocketDBA lets database
chiefs work at remote site
07/15/00: July / August
Peer-to-Peer in Oracle Magazine
06/18/00: Chicago Tribune (Front Page of
Jobs Section): "Pick to Click" in the Midwest
Daily Herald / Raoul Wallenberg Article
01/19/00: Chicago Sun Times / Answers sought on Wallenberg
10/01/99:October's cover story of Contract
Professional Magazine. Order your copy today!
11/15/99 : ComputerWorld: "Hot Spots"
10/25/99 : ComputerWorld cover lead:
Congratulations to CALTECH for being selected as the NUMBER ONE University in
America by "US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT". See the US NEWS article here.
Article on BG&E project, for which Ari was Oracle DBA .
See various articles on Ari's Baseball
On June 13, 1997 Ari Kaplan was named recipient of the
prestigious "Caltech Alumni of the Decade". Click for the complete list.
Guess which Nobel Laureates he shares the prize with. .
Ari Kaplan's Co-Authored Books:
This was the FIRST Windows 2000 book in the world.
or at Barnes
& Noble; or at Waite Group
2000 from Apogeo (in Italian,
translated from my NT5 book).
NT5 - The
Next Revolution - Chinese Editions
Purchase the History Channel’s DVD “Dead Men’s Secrets: Whatever Happened to
Raoul Wallenberg” based on Ari’s research
the Raoul Wallenberg Examination of
Consistency of Eyewitness Sightings (Cell Occupancy Analysis of Korpus 2 of
the Vladimir Prison)
the Raoul Wallenberg Report of the
Swedish-Russian Working Group
the Development of Forensic Database
Methods in the Search of “the Disappeared”
Download the New York Review of Books: THE TRUTH ABOUT WALLENBERG
Download the 2006 Letter to the G8 Summit
Download the 2005
Letter to Vladimir Putin on Raoul Wallenberg
Download AJC’s “The Last Word on Wallenberg?
New Investigations, New Questions”
Send Ari an email
Last updated: June 16, 2010