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 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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