The world’s most valuable currency is data, and it is appreciating at an impressive rate. Every business is becoming a data business, fueling new insights and intelligence, and advanced data analytics is reshaping the enterprise with new discoveries, better customer experiences, and improved products and services, all enabled by actionable insight. Ziya Ma shares how Intel is driving a holistic approach to powering advanced analytics and artificial intelligence workloads and unleashing intelligent and scalable insights from the edge to the cloud to the enterprise. From advanced silicon capabilities to optimized open source software and frameworks, these community-enabling and innovative solutions speed up analytics, increase scale, reduce cost, and improve efficiency by leveraging existing Intel architecture investment.
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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