About

Listin’ and learnin’ together moves things ahead. This is a collection of connections and ideas paving the way to open, honest, enriching communication. In my day job, I help manage broadcast & new media inside Intel Corporation’s Global Communication Group. The views and opinions here are mine, and so I share!

Here’s a short and longer bio:

SHORT VERSION

Ken and his chip
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Ken Kaplan a broadcast and social media strategist and producer in Intel’s Global Communications Group.  He helps the Consumer and Social Media team engage with journalists and consumers by producing videos, photos and other online and real world communications.   Much of his work can be seen on the Intel Pressroom, Channelintel on YouTube channel, @intel on Twitter and Intel blogs such as Technology@Intel and Inside Scoop.  Prior to Intel, he worked as a publicist for eight years at then NBC-affiliate, KRON-TV.  He graduated from California State University, Chico, where he studied journalism, philosophy and economics.

@kenekaplan on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and more about his approach to public relations in this interview.

LONGER VERSION

Ken a husband and father who enjoys reading, creative minds and spending time in San Francisco, New York and Italy, especially Rome and the southern Italian region of Calabria.

Ken mans the camera
Image by Somewhat Frank via Flickr

In his day job, he’s a broadcast and social media strategist/producer/participant in Intel’s Global Communications Group.  He helps the Consumer and Social Media team tell stories by producing videos, photos and other online communication.   Much of his work can be seen on the Intel Pressroom at www.intel.com/pressroom.

He helped launch and directs Channelintel, Intel’s main YouTube channel www.youtube.com/channelintel, and contributes to Intel’s Flickr accounts http://www.flickr.com/photos/intelphotos/, co-lead the @intel Twitter www.twitter.com/intel account and advise Intel’s PR team worldwide how to use new media.

He blogs on Technology@Intel http://blogs.intel.com/technology and Inside Scoop http://scoop.intel.com, and occasionally on his personal blog, Movin’ Ahead https://kenekaplan.wordpress.com.

On Twitter www.twitter.com/kenekaplan and on Facebook,  he shares his perspective on working with traditional and new media, his interest in consumer technology, and family experiences in Italy. More about his approach to public relations in this interview http://tinyurl.com/azvr3b and his work history on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/kenekaplan.

Prior to Intel, he worked as a publicist for eight years at then NBC-affiliate, KRON-TV.

He graduated from California State University, Chico, where he studied journalism, philosophy and economics.

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7 thoughts on “About

  1. Jessica Grose

    Dear Ken,

    I hope all is well.

    Want to know what’s on the forefront of international technological advances? Think WIRED NextFest 2008. I would love for you consider blogging about or listing the WIRED NextFest on your site, taking place in Chicago September 27 – October 12. WIRED NextFest is the premier showcase of global innovations that are transforming our world. Now in its fifth year, this Gallery of the Future includes unique and bold exhibits of sustainable design, next generation healthcare, interactive art and games, humanoid robotics, and more. These 30-40 curated exhibits are the work of international visionaries who offer an inspiring glimpse of tomorrow.

    WIRED NextFest 2008 brings together innovations from inventors and research and development labs from around the world and will feature advances in communication, design, entertainment, energy, exploration, medicine/health, robotics, security and more. Over the past five years, WIRED NextFest has drawn over 150,000 visitors combined in San Francisco (2004), Chicago (2005), New York (2006), and Los Angeles (2007).

    WIRED NextFest will be held in Chicago’s Millennium Park. It is free and open to the public for two weeks, from September 27, 2008 to October 12, 2008 daily from 11am to 7pm, Thursday noon to 8pm, and closed Monday.

    To learn more about WIRED NextFest, please visit http://www.wirednextfest.com.

    Feel free to contact me with questions or if you would like to receive any photos. Thank you in advance for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.

    All the best,
    Jessica

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  2. Jessica Grose

    Hi Ken,

    I hope all is well.

    Do you think you will feature WIRED NextFest on your blog? Check out some of this year’s top exhibits:

    Hoverit Lounger
    Don’t just sit – Hoverit. That’s the slogan of this 2-person British design-oriented furniture startup. In what they promise is the first in a series of magnetic hover furniture, the experience is (according to the company) more like floating than sitting. The lounger’s etheral appearance is accentuated by the designers choice of material, a clear acrylic plastic. The acrylic is not a cushion, but the give of the magnetic forces acting beneath a persons body weight, is probably makes the experience quite different from a normal, earth-bound, rigid plastic chair.

    HumanCar
    The HumanCar just might be an eco-loving carpooler’s dream come true. Four seats provide and a roof provide a measure of comfort, and four rowing handles (for human-powered battery charging) provide the power. HumanCar’s first commercial vehicle, the Imagine, features an exoskeletal safety cage chassis with advanced steering built in, dual electric motors, and variable human power input. HumanCars will be manufactured in central Oregon.

    Interactive Kiosk Prototype – EA Sports
    Camera-based interaction with near photo-realistic animation of Dwayne Wade, NBA basketball star. The concept of interactive installations and kiosks based on this prototype is work for an upcoming Gillette corporate promotion that will include Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Derek Jeter, and Thierry Henry, and offer a platform for playing 1-on-1 interactive mini-games with sports stars. Overall, the platform uses a display, interactive camera, and digital animation hardware and software that are state of the art.

    Feel free to contact me with questions or if you would like to receive any high-res photos. Thank you in advance for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best,
    Jessica

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  3. Scott Moroney

    Hi Ken,

    I hope all is well in Intel-land these days. Tough climate, but I am optimistic. Looking through your blog, I could not find the rss feed to follow it. I recently created a blog to learn how it all works more hands-on and have learned a great deal. My plan is to introduce the first blog inside Entegris for my team and on from there.

    Talk to you down the line sometime,
    Scott

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