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Judith Hellerstein

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Judith Hellerstein is the founder of Hellerstein & Associates, a research consultancy which specializes in opening up telecom and tech opportunities around the world, by providing strategy and consulting on legislation, regulatory policy, ICT, e-government, and more. Judith has over twenty years experience in developing policies, regulations, building regulatory capacity, and on Internet Governance issues having worked on several high profile projects while she was at the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission, MCI Communications, and Former Vice President Gore’s Reinventing Government office before founding her firm. She advises private sector companies, Governments, and multilateral organizations on Internet Governance, policy consulting, regulatory reform, regulatory capacity building, broadband strategy, competition policy, e-government assessment, convergence and its impact on regulatory frameworks, and Intellectual Property. Judith is the Co-Chair of the At-Large Technology Task Force within ICANN, Vice Chair and Secretariat of North American Regional At Large Organization (NARALO). She is also a Director of the Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society, the Founder and President of Capital Area Globetrotters, an ICANN At-Large Structure. Judith has written extensively on telecommunications, competition policy, Internet Governance, broadband access & development, and convergence strategies.

Judith was a member of the US Delegation to the ITU’s 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, South Korea, where she was an active participant on the Internet Public Policy, Cybersecurity, and WSIS working groups, writing, developing, and contributing to talking points, resolutions and other motions. She is also a member of the US Delegation to the ITU’s Council Working Group on International Internet Public Policy. Judith is an expert on broadband buildout and deployment and is recognized as a key expert in these areas. Additionally she was appointed to the US State Department’s International Telecommunications Advisory Council and has worked with representatives of US Government Agencies, private sector companies and others in Industry to help draft US position papers, resolutions, and proposals for the ITU (WCIT, WTDC, WSIS, Study Groups on Internet Public Policy, Plenipotentiary), regional telecom forums, e.g., CITEL, and other related telecom forums. She is very familiar with ITU's interconnection regulations and standards as well as with ITU Study Groups, ITU regional initiatives, WSIS Action Lines, and WTDC Resolutions and other groups in the ITU-D & T Sectors. ICANN's ALAC.[1]

Since the mid 2000s, Hellerstein has worked with numerous countries around the world on developing new ICT and e-government laws, reviewing and amending old laws, developing ICT policies, and providing regulatory and policy capacity building.[1]

ICANN 50 was her first ICANN. She attended ICANN 52 in Singapore in her capacity as Vice-Chair of NARALO and Acting Secretariat. She has also attended several IGF's and is on the steering committee of the IGF USA.