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.
Ieva is a Vice President at Telenor Research, responsible for AI and IoT Business Development projects, and Member of the Steering Committee of Telenor-NTNU AI-Lab, the Centre of Excellence for AI and ML in Norway that recently expanded to transform Norway into an AI powerhouse. She also spearheads Telenor’s Start IoT initiative, aimed at stimulating research and innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT) in Norway. Her work involves research and advisory to Telenor executives and business leaders on AI, IoT, innovation strategy and digital partnerships.
Ieva is a Member of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, advising EU on AI ethics framework and policy and investment strategy of AI. Concurrently, she heads the AI task force at the largest European Telecommunication Network Operator’s Association in Europe, ETNO. Representing Telenor, Ieva is also the national contact point (NCP) for Norway in Horizon 2020 AI4EU consortium project responsible for building an AI-on-demand platform with European industry, research and social partners.
Previously, Ieva served as a senior research scientist and advisor in Telenor. She also worked as a research fellow at BI Norwegian Business School (Oslo, Norway) and Fox School of Business (Philadelphia, USA), and was 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 under her belt across developed and emerging economies. Her passion lies in building collaborative communities for the digital age and promoting women and young girls in tech.