Dr. Heidi Himmanen is a Chief Adviser at the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom. She is co-chairing the 6G work in the Radio Spectrum Policy Group and has been involved in the IMT-2023 framework in ITU-R. Her task is to promote the uptake of 5G and 6G in different sectors of society, such as transport, cities, and industry. The work includes supporting trials, innovation, and R&D, bridging the needs of industries and verticals, and the development work in spectrum management.
Heidi has previously worked as Head of Spectrum Supervision and Head of the Radio Networks Unit at the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (today Traficom). She holds a D. Sc. (Tech.) degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Turku, Finland, and an M. Sc. (Tech.) degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology (today Aalto University), Finland.