Global AI Evangelist, DataRobot
Ari Kaplan, Global AI Evangelist at DataRobot, is a leading figure in AI, sports analytics, and business leadership. Some highly visible successes in sports include creating the Chicago Cubs analytics department and serving as assistant to the GM of the Orioles for six seasons. In business he was President of the worldwide Oracle users group during a period of high growth including the acquisition of MySQL, Java, and PeopleSoft. Kaplan’s thought leadership includes co-authoring five best-selling books on analytics and having The History Channel make a documentary on one of his analytical investigations. He has been the recipient of Caltech’s “Alumnus of the Decade” and Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40” awards.
Ari is also the host of the award winning podcast “More Intelligent Tomorrow” where guests like Bill Nye the Science Guy to Orel Hershiser, Stephen Dubner, and General Petraeus talk about the potential the future holds.