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Advancing AI Performance using Intel® Xeon® Scalable Systems
Ananth Sankaranarayanan is the Senior Director of Intel's Artificial Intelligence Products Group, where he leads the team to help customers and partners around the world build a wide range of artificial intelligence solutions that scale and accelerate on Intel-based platforms. Prior to this, Ananth served as the head of the Big Data Analytics and HPC Solutions Engineering team. He has held various engineering leadership positions at Intel since 2001 and has earned Intel's highest recognition for providing the first production of "high performance computing" capabilities. He holds two patents, has authored several technical publications, and recently participated in the book "Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Networks."
Steve Thorne is the Director of Artificial Intelligence Sales for the Data Center Sales Department. Steve and his team are responsible for the global sales of Intel's artificial intelligence products and solutions. He has been with Intel for 23 years and has held leadership positions in sales, product marketing and technology startup. Previously served as DCG Americas Sales Director, Taiwan Taipei Technology Startup Director and Xeon Platform Product Line Manager. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science/Computer Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is currently based in Santa Clara, California.