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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. Judith has over twenty years experience in policy, strategy, market analysis, and regulations 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 Gores Reinventing Government office before founding her firm. She advises private sector companies, Governments, and multilateral organizations on policy consulting, regulatory reform, regulatory capacity building, Internet Governance, e-government assessment, convergence and its impact on regulatory frameworks, Intellectual Property, e-Commerce and e-Transactions, standards, and in evaluation & assessment of the broadband marketplace telecom. Judith is a Director and Board member of the Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society, the founder of Capital Area Globetrotters, and ICANN At-Large Structure, and has written extensively on telecommunications, competition policy, broadband access, and convergence strategies.

Judith is a member of the US State Department's International Telecommunications Advisory Council and has worked with representative 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 and ITU-T Sectors.

Over the past eight years Judith has worked with several African, Caribbean, European, Western CIS and the Caucuses, and Central and East Asian Countries on developing new ICT and e-Government laws, reviewing and amending old laws, developing ICT policies, and providing regulatory and policy capacity building. She has extensive experience with multistakeholder approaches to governance and other policy issues and also has strong research, writing, and analysis expertise.

Judith has vast experience in coordinating projects from inception to completion, including coordinating inputs from the World Bank, from other consultancies, academicians, practitioners, Governments, and subject experts. She has been Project Manager/Coordinator for several projects and has strong organizational, problem-solving, and planning expertise and is also experienced in leading projects requiring strong interpersonal skills for planning, gaining cooperation, making decisions, and consensus building. She has the ability to work flexibly on a range of assignments, and adjust and prioritize a variety of complex tasks.

Ms. Hellerstein founded Hellerstein & Associates in 1997 as an international consulting firm focusing on emerging markets and developing countries and has a Masters in Public Administration from the Columbia Universitys School of International and Public Affairs in New York City, where she focused on International Management.

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