We are in an era of big data, analytics, and artificial intelligence. Intel’s vision is to provide the easiest, most secure, and most performant environment for its data customers and partners, from software to silicon. With AI becoming the next big wave in computing, many customers are adding AI workloads to their big data environment.
Ziya Ma outlines the challenges for applying machine learning and deep learning at scale and shares solutions that Intel has enabled for customers and partners, highlighting the BigDL Apache Spark project that Intel has recently open-sourced. BigDL is a unified analytics platform that can directly run on top of existing Spark or Hadoop clusters, giving customers a consistent and integrated experience for the entire learning process. Along the way, Ziya explains how Intel optimized solutions to help cloud businesses, financial services, manufacturing, and other companies to gain more insights and drive business differentiation and points to future trends and work in the space.
This keynote is sponsored by Intel.
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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