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Judith Hellerstein

Judith Hellerstein is the Founder and CEO of Hellerstein & Associates, www.jhellerstein.com, a research consultancy specializing in opening up telecom and technology opportunities worldwide. She is the Secretary of ISOC’s Accessibility Special Interest Group and also on the steering committee of the IGF’s Dynamic Coalition for Accessibility and Disabilities. She has been active on disability issues in both ISOC, ICANN and the ITU

She has a Masters in Public Policy (MPP/MPA) with a concentration on International Management. Judith has over thirty years’ experience in developing policies, regulations, building regulatory capacity, strategy development, broadband build-out, digital government assessment/strategies, regulatory reform, competition law, 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.

Judith is a passionate advocate for helping to bring connectivity and empower communities and has been working on connectivity and infrastructure issues. She has worked with actors across stakeholder groups in the Internet ecosystem to develop and manage Internet-related projects and campaigns.

Judith has advised regulators, Governments, international organizations and commercial and non-profit clients around the world on the adoption of telecom laws and policies, competition policy, and the development of the ICT sector, including market and regulatory reforms. She conducts research and analysis on Internet Governance, tracking of Internet policy issues, ICT regulations, cloud computing, smart cities, broadband deployment, ICT policy development, mainstreaming ICT, cybercrime, and on competition policy issues. She has also designed and developed tools for sector assessments and e-government assessments.

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