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 in Intel architecture, graphics, and software as well as director of data analytics technologies in system software products at Intel. Ziya 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 and AI experiences for customers. Her team works across Intel, the open source community, industry, and academia to further Intel’s leadership in big data analytics. Ziya is a cofounder of the Women in Big Data forum. At the 2018 Global Women Economic Forum, she was honored as Women of the Decade in Data and Analytics. Ziya received her master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from Arizona State University.
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