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 the general manager of the global Big Data Technologies organization in Intel’s Software and Services group (SSG) in the System Technologies and Optimization (STO) division. Her organization focuses on optimizing big data on Intel’s platform, leading open source efforts in the Apache community, and linking innovation in industry analytics to bring about the best and the most complete big data experiences. She works closely with Intel product teams, open source communities, partners from the industry, and academia to advise on implementing and optimizing the Intel platform for Hadoop or Spark ecosystems. Previously, Ziya held various management positions in Intel’s Technology Manufacturing group (TMG), where she was responsible for delivering embedded software for factory equipment, databases for manufacturing execution and process control, UI software, and more, and was product development software director of Intel IT, where she delivered software lifecycle management tools and infrastructure and analytics solutions to Intel software teams worldwide. She also worked at Motorola earlier in her career. Ziya holds a PhD and MS in computer science and engineering from Arizona State.
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