Mr. Kaplan is widely known in the computer industry as a serial entrepreneur, executive, technical innovator, and author. He co-founded several Silicon Valley companies, including Winster.com (social games, 2004); Onsale.com (online auctions, 1994), GO Corporation (tablet computers, 1987), and Teknowledge (expert systems, 1981). Mr. Kaplan wrote the best-selling non-fiction novel “Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure” (Houghton-Mifflin, 1995), with translations available in Japanese, Chinese, and Portuguese. He has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Red Herring, and Upside. Mr. Kaplan holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania (1979) where he specialized in Artificial Intelligence, and a BA in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Chicago (1972).