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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 research, analysis, strategy and advisory consulting to help clients by providing solutions to help clients meet their economic and social objectives. She does this by providing innovative, creative, and out of the box solutions to situations to help clients solve their problems.

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 Chair of the At-Large Technology Task Force within ICANN, Chair of the Global Indigenous Fellowship and past Secretariat of NARALO, the North American Regional At-Large Organization within ICANN. Judith 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 is a member of the US State Department International Telecommunications Advisory Council and has worked with other US Government agencies and industry to help draft US position papers, resolutions, and proposals for the ITU, regional telecom forums, and other related forums. She 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.

Since the mid-2000s, Judith 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] She has also attended several IGF's and is on the steering committee of the IGF USA.

ICANN 50 was her first ICANN where she participated in Atlas II. In late 2014 she was elected as Vice Chair of NARALO and in 2015 he was elected as Secretariat in 2015 until October 2017. She attended ICANN 52 in Singapore in her capacity as Vice-Chair of NARALO and Acting Secretariat. She is an active member of the Cross Community Working Group of Internet Governance, Cross Community Working Group on Auction Proceeds, ALAC Selection Committee, Sub Committee for CROP-RT, the Standing Committee of Finance and Budget and the Cross Community Committee on Accessibility. Her past Committee positions were the CWG Selection Committee Member, Public Interest Working Group, At Large Capacity Working Group.