VP, Head of Analytics & AI at Telenor Research
Chair, GSMA-ETNO AI Task Force
Ieva Martinkenaite is among the key figures at Telenor Group contributing to building AI research and innovation ecosystem in Norway. She leads a team of data scientists and Machine Learning engineers in Telenor and has several high profile regional and national appointments in AI. Among those are Chair of Innovation Advisory Board of the largest research Centre for AI innovation in Norway, Member of International Advisory Board of Flanders AI, and Member of Singapore´s Government Advisory Council on Ethical use of AI and Data,
As Vice President of Telenor Research and Head of Analytics and AI team, Ieva is responsible for advancing research and driving innovation in Telenor within data analytics, AI/ML and IoT. Her work also involves advisory to Telenor executives and business leaders on digital technologies and innovation strategy. Concurrently, Ieva leads a joint AI task force of Europe’s largest telecommunication operator association ETNO and GSMA Europe.
She has more than 15 years of experience in product development, business research and advisory. During 2018-2020 Ieva represented Telenor in the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence that provided ethics guidelines for Trustworthy AI and recommendations on the implementation of European Strategy on AI. Ieva is a member of European Commission´s Expert Groups responsible for AI project reviews in Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programs.
Ieva holds a PhD in Strategic Management from BI Norwegian Business School. Since 2020 she is a Board Member of Telenor Denmark A/S.