Dr Ieva Martinkenaite is Vice President at Telenor Research. Ieva has led the Telenor-NTNU AI Lab development project (later transformed to Norwegian Open AI-Lab), a Centre of Excellence for AI and Machine Learning in Norway. 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, Internet of Things (IoT), 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 European Union (EU) on ethical frameworks and policy and investment strategy of AI, Ieva will support the 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 responsible for building an AI-on-demand platform with European industry, research and social partners. Concurrently, Ieva heads the AI task force at the European Telecommunication Operator’s Association (ETNO).