Amina Boubendir is currently Head of Research and Standardization Strategy at Airbus Defence and Space. She promotes research and technology to overcome secure communications challenges like reliability, sovereignty, and sustainability through development projects on 5G/6G networks, space and satellite communications, aerial connectivity platforms, military communications, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing. Sitting at major engineering and leadership boards, Amina sponsors the presence and contributions of Airbus at a number of European and global SDOs like, 3GPP, TMForum, ETSI, IETF/IRTF, and DIFI consortium. She represents Airbus at the European 6G Industry Association (6G-IA) and is a member of the advisory board of the European 6G Flagships Hexa-X I, Hexa-X II. Amina worked as a researcher and as Research Projects Technical Manager at Orange Labs in France from 2013 to late 2021. She was an expert member of the Orange experts’ community on networks of the future with expertise in the automation and software-oriented design and management of end-to-end networks and services. Amina has led a number of EU 5GPP and French collaborative research projects on the move towards network “servicification”, openness, programmability, and virtualization through NFV and open APIs, 5G network slicing, zero-touch network management, IoT and Edge infrastructures federation, as well as 6G networks where she has been co-leading the Orange 6G strategy. She was also the technical manager of MOUs with major telecom vendors and has driven B2B 5G innovation projects for verticals from the Energy, Automotive, Railway, and Healthcare industries. Amina holds a PhD in Networking and Computer Science and a Master Degree in Network Design and Management, both from Télécom Paris. She has co-authored 30+ publications and has received 5 Best Paper and Best Demo Awards. As a member of the IEEE Communications Society, Amina is actively involved in the network and service management community through conferences.