Intel has transformed into a data company and is committed to accelerating the analytics and AI innovation cycle to usher in a better world. Ziya Ma discusses Intel’s efforts in democratizing big data technologies through a broad product portfolio with a holistic ecosystem, advancing innovation through contributions of new, highly optimized AI solutions and unleashing intelligence to solve the world’s biggest challenges while delivering maximum business value for the customers. Ziya also shares results of the newest software optimization for the latest Intel hardware and provides updates on BigDL, the Intel-led open source deep learning framework for Apache Spark, as well as various customer use cases.
Ziya Ma is vice president of the Software and Services Group and director of Data Analytics Technologies at Intel, where she is responsible for optimizing big data solutions on the Intel architecture platform, leading open source efforts in the Apache community, and bringing about optimal big data analytics experiences for Intel customers. Her team works extensively with internal product teams, the open source community, the industry, and academia to further Intel’s efforts in the big data analytics field. She is also a cofounder of the Women in Big Data forum. Ziya was honored as one of the “women of the decade in data and analytics” by the Women Economic Forum in 2018. Ziya holds a PhD and MS in computer science and engineering from Arizona State.
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