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Lin Ma, Managing Director, CDS Global Cloud

Lin Ma
Managing Director
CDS Global Cloud

CDS Cloud Storage

Lin Ma has over 20 years experience in strategic engagement in technology transformation within the telecom sector, catering to both carriers and large global enterprises.  Focusing on customer success,  she has led business development and market driven product development, achieving over $100 million in annual revenue in new market segments. Under her supervision, CDS launched Global DIA and Mirror Hosting for global enterprises. She served at ZTE and Huawei as regional GM prior to joining CDS Global Cloud. Ms. Ma holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Dalian University of Technologies and a graduate degree from SMU Cox School of Business. 

What technology breakthrough would pave the way for the ICT industry?

The growth of edge computing, where data processing occurs closer to the source of data generation, could enhance the efficiency of applications and reduce latency. This is particularly crucial for real-time applications, IoT devices, and services that require quick decision-making. 

How can telecommunications technologies help humanity?

Telecommunications technologies facilitate instant communication and information exchange across the globe. This connectivity enables people to stay in touch with friends and family, conduct business internationally, and share knowledge on a global scale. 

What network-related development will have the greatest impact on our industry? 

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning into networking operations can optimize network management, improve security, and enhance overall efficiency. AI-driven solutions can automate tasks, predict network issues, and adapt to changing conditions dynamically.

What value does PTC hold for you/your company?

Given the diverse membership spanning over 40 nations, PTC provides a global perspective on ICT challenges and opportunities. This can be valuable for CDS Global Cloud looking to understand and navigate the complexities of the Pacific Rim market. CDS Global Cloud is new to PTC, and we are confident that our participation will yield valuable connections, access to cutting-edge industry knowledge, a platform for sharing insights, and opportunities for collaboration within the dynamic telecommunications field. 

What advice would you share with current and future graduates interested in this field?

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving field of iInformation and communication technology (ICT), the commitment to lifelong learning is indispensable. Foster a proactive mindset of continuous learning to remain abreast of the latest technologies and methodologies. Explore opportunities for professional development, such as certifications, online courses, or advanced degrees, to elevate and enrich your knowledge base.

What has been a positive outcome organizationally or individually given the current state of the world?

Enhanced connectivity and collaboration: The demand for reliable and high-speed internet connectivity has surged, leading to improvements in network infrastructure. This has facilitated seamless collaboration among remote teams and enabled the efficient exchange of data and information.

About CDS Global Cloud
CDS Global Cloud stands as a premier ISP and IDC operator in China, boasting 19 years of dedicated expertise in host management and network connectivity. Spanning 50+ locations across mainland China and 20 international POP locations, we seamlessly peer with 250+ global carriers, ensuring global network traffic flow. Our flagship service, Global DIA, offers robust MPLS-based internet access for critical global operations. Additionally, our core data center services encompass cloud storage, colocation, bare metal, and GPU computing, providing comprehensive solutions for diverse business needs.

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