Vice President, Software and Services Group
Director, Big Data Technologies
Ziya Ma is vice president in the Software and Services Group and director of big data technologies at Intel Corporation. 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 closely with internal product teams, the open source community, the industry and academia to further Intel’s efforts in the big data analytics field.
Before assuming her current position in 2014, Ma was the product development software director at Intel IT. In that role, she led the team that provided software lifecycle management tools and infrastructure and analytics solutions to Intel software teams worldwide. Ma spent the first 10 years of her Intel career in the Technology and Manufacturing Group, holding various management positions related to the development of embedded software for factory equipment, manufacturing execution systems, process-control systems, user interfaces and business intelligence solutions. Before joining Intel in 2000, Ma was a software engineer in the semiconductor product division at Motorola Inc. She is also a co-founder of the Women in Big Data forum.