Judith Hellerstein


Hellerstein & Associates & Naralo, ICANN At Large

Judith Hellerstein is the Founder and CEO of Hellerstein & Associates,, a research consultancy specializing in opening up telecom and technology opportunities worldwide. Judith has over thirty years experience in developing policies, regulations, building regulatory capacity, strategy development, broadband build out, e-Government assessment, 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 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.

Judith is a passionate advocate for helping to bring connectivity and empower communities which is why I have been working on connectivity and infrastructure issues as well as digital literacy. She is also very active within ICANN and is the Chair of the At-Large Technology Task Force and an active participant of the Cross Community Working Groups on Internet Governance and Auction Proceeds. Judith has worked with actors across stakeholder groups in the Internet ecosystem to develop and manage Internet-related projects and campaigns. She helps clients keep current on states of affair across the many areas that Internet Governance and Policy issues are debated and discussed, monitoring & tracking developments, providing analysis, and intervening if desired.
Over the past eight years Judith has worked with several African, Caribbean, South American and Central and East Asian Countries on developing new ICT and e-Government laws and policies, reviewing and amending old laws, providing regulatory and policy capacity building, developing, researching and evaluating ICT policy and egovernment service delivery projects. She has worked with actors across stakeholder groups in the Internet ecosystem to develop and manage competition policy and Internet-related projects and campaigns. She has extensive experience with multistakeholder approaches to governance and other policy issues and also has strong research, writing, and analysis expertise.

Judith has a Master’s Degree in public policy with a concentration in international management from the Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in New York City, where she focused on International Development. She was awarded a Public Fellowship Award and has published many papers relating to public policy in the ICT market.

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