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Dr. Ieva Martinkenaite
VP of Research and Head of AAI Team at Telenor Group

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Ieva Martinkenaite is among the key figures at Telenor Group contributing to building the AI research and innovation ecosystem in Norway. She holds several high profile regional and national appointments in AI.

A Vice President at Telenor Research and Head of Analytics and AI team, Ieva is responsible for innovation and commercialization of research in Telenor within Big Data, AI and IoT areas. Her work also involves advisory to Telenor executives and business leaders on digital technologies, innovation strategy and digital partnerships.

In June 2018, Ieva was appointed by the European Commission to the High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLEG). As one of 52 experts appointed to advise the EU on ethical frameworks and policy and investment strategy of AI, Ieva contributes to further development and implementation of the European strategy on AI.

Representing Telenor Group, Ieva is also the national contact point (NCP) for Norway in Horizon 2020 AI4EU consortium project, the largest EU research and innovation project aimed at building a collaborative  AI platform with European industry, research and social partners. Concurrently, Ieva heads the AI task force at Europe’s largest Telecommunication Operator’s Association (ETNO).

Previously, Ieva worked as a research fellow at BI Norwegian Business School and Fox School of Business, and was a Vice-Dean at the first business university in Lithuania, ISM University of Management and Economics.

Ieva holds a PhD in Strategy from BI Norwegian Business School and has more than 15 years of experience in business research, advisory and academia across developed and emerging economies. Her passion lies in building collaborative communities for the digital age and promoting women and young girls in tech.