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Figen Ulgen From Intel Champions Women in HPC

In this video from SUSECON 2016, Jo Harris from SUSE sits down with Dr. Figen Ulgen, GM HPC Software and Cloud at Intel to discuss women in Open Source and HPC, how Intel is contributing to this initiative, and the need for more women in the field.

Figen Ulgen is General Manager of the High Performance Computing Platform Software & Cloud Group at Intel Corporation. Ulgen leads a global organization that develops and promotes HPC platform software technologies for the HPC ecosystem. In her current role, she manages the HPC Platform Software P&L, business strategy and product marketing spanning static and cloud workloads. Figen joined Intel in 2014. Prior to that, she was a Senior Director with Microsoft for over a decade in various leadership roles in Data Science, Azure Public Cloud and HPC teams. Her 20 year industry experience includes technology innovation, competitive strategy, software product planning and management, as well as driving change across large organizations. Before Microsoft, Figen worked at McKinsey & Co., Motorola and at Justsystem Corporation in Japan.

With a passion for intelligent systems, Figen sits on the OpenHPC Board of Directors and Chairs technical seminars on Artificial Intelligence.

Ulgen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Expert Systems under a Fulbright Scholarship and a Ph.D. in Machine Learning under the Japanese Government Ministry of Education Scholarship. She holds two U.S. patents.

For related topics, be sure to check out the Women in HPC Network.

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