Hanne Kristine Hallingby is a Senior Research Scientist at Telenor Research, and holds a PhD in innovation studies and two Masters in business economics and international strategy and marketing. She has 30 years of experience from research, business development and project management in the telecommunication sector. Her research focus has been the telecom business market and technology development. She is engaged in ICT-17, ICT-19, and ICT-52 projects, working with the 5G ecosystem, business validation and business models. She is heading the subgroup of 6G IA Vision and Societal Working Group: Business Validation, Models, and Ecosystem. Her publications have appeared in journals such as MIS Quarterly Executive, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, and IEEE Communications Magazine.