Bertrand de La Chapelle

_ Executive Director @bdelachapelle

Bertrand de La Chapelle is Co-Founder and Chief Vision Officer at the Datasphere Initiative and the Executive Director and Co-founder of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. He has been a determined promoter and pioneering implementer of multi-stakeholder governance processes for more than 15 years, building upon his diversified experience as a career diplomat, civil society actor and tech entrepreneur. He was previously a Director on the ICANN Board (2010-2013), France's Thematic Ambassador and Special Envoy for the Information Society (2006-2010) and an active participant in the World Summit on the Information Society (2002-2005), where he promoted dialogue among civil society, private sector and governments. Bertrand is a frequent speaker in major Internet governance processes such as the Internet Governance Forum. 

As an engineer, Bertrand was in the 1990s the Co-founder and President of the virtual reality company Virtools, now a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes. Bertrand de La Chapelle is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1978), Sciences Po Paris (1983), and Ecole Nationale d'Administration (1986).

Nicholas Field

_ Administration & Office Manager

Nicholas Field is the Administration and Office Manager at the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. In his role, Nicholas supports the team by providing administrative and financial support for I&J operations as well as managing the physical and virtual offices. 

Nicholas has over 7 years of experience working in Nonprofit organizations throughout Washington D.C. Nicholas gained valuable experience in many critical organizational support roles ranging from human resources to financial management and everything in between. Nicholas believes that issue specific advocacy is the best way to enact change and is excited for his first professional foray into the digital world. Most recently, Nicholas was the Executive Administrator at the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and was previously the Finance Manager at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Nicholas speaks English, French and intermediate Spanish. 

Julija Kalpokiene

_ Policy Consultant @JKalpokiene

Julija Kalpokienė is a Young Professional at the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and in this capacity, she works closely with the Policy Programs Manager and Directors across the three thematic Policy Programs. 

She has over seven years’ experience in commercial legal practice and has represented clients in a wide array of commercial matters and disputes. In recent years, Julija’s main focus areas have been intellectual property and data protection law and cross-border commercial disputes.

Julija holds an LLB in English Law from the University of Salford and an LLM in Public International Law from the University of Nottingham, where she wrote a dissertation on cyberspace regulation. She is currently a PhD researcher at the Faculty of Law at Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), where she also teaches a technology law course.