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).

Lorrayne Porciuncula

_ Executive Director, Datasphere Initiative

Lorrayne Porciuncula leads the Datasphere Initiative, incubated and catalyzed by the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. Her professional and academic experience has been focused on issues around data, Internet governance, infrastructure regulation and communication policy. Prior to joining the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, she worked at the OECD (2014-2020) as the Strategic Advisor for Digital Economy Policy, coordinating issues related to data governance, artificial intelligence and blockchain, and leading the production of several reports and country studies related to connectivity, infrastructure regulation, technology convergence and inclusion.

Lorrayne has acted as the OECD focal point and speaker at high-level international meetings and fora such as the IGF, UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development (UN-BBCom), APT, UN-ESCAP, ECLAC and EQUALS. Prior to the OECD, Lorrayne worked as an economist at the ITU, in the Secretariat of the UN-BBCom (2012-2014).

Lorrayne is an affiliate to the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, conducting research on data for development. She holds a Master degree on Development Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Switzerland, and an International Relations bachelor degree from the University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil. She speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.

Sophie Tomlinson

_ Director of Communications

Sophie Tomlinson is the Communications and Outreach Manager of the Internet and Jurisdiction Policy Network. She is an experienced policy professional with a background in technology policy, international trade and development.

Sophie previously worked as Deputy Director, Global Policy at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) where she led work on sustainable development, digital transformation and stakeholder engagement. Since joining ICC in 2014, Sophie delivered roles across ICT, digital media, taxation and trade facilitation portfolios. Managing ICC’s digital economy policy work between 2015-2018, Sophie developed policy and communication strategies to advance global business perspective on issues from Internet and telecoms, to privacy and data protection as well as cybersecurity, emerging technology and digital trade.

Prior to joining ICC Sophie worked in Westminster at the Airport Operators Association to deliver a report on how airports manage their impact on the environment. Sophie holds a Master of Social Science in International Public Policy, University College London, United Kingdom and studied English Literature to earn her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Sussex.

Carolina Rossini

_ Director of Partnerships & Research at the Datasphere Initiative (Consultant) @carolinarossini

Carolina has more than 20 years of experience in technology and telecom law and policy and non-profits management, strategy, and development. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Carolina Rossini the co-founder and acts as the  Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer at the Datasphere Initiative. She is a professor at Boston University Law School.  

She has worked for companies including Telefónica and Facebook, and various non-profits, including Public Knowledge, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Wikimedia Foundation. She worked for Prof. Yochai Benkler as a 3-year fellow and Project Coordinator at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. As a consultant, she served clients including: the OAS-Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Open Society Foundations, DUCO Experts, UNHCR, UNDP, Alliance for Affordable Internet, Freedom House, Ford Foundation, IDRC, and more. 

She is the co-founder of and serves as a senior advisor to Portulans Institute, where she was the CEO for its 2 first years, and is a board member of InternetLab (Brazil), Derechos Digitales (Chile), #IamtheCode (Global), and Instituto EducaDigital (Brazil). She was a founding advisor to Global Partners Digital  (UK), The LightHouse Collective (USA) and the Open Knowledge Foundation (Brazil). She is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has lived in Brazil (her country of origin), Spain, and the USA. 

She is a lawyer, graduated from the University of Sao Paulo - FADUSP (2000). She has the following Master's degrees: MBA from Instituto de Empresas (2004), International Economic Relations (Santiago Dantas - UNICAMP/UNESP - 2005), LL.M. in Intellectual Property from Boston University (2008). 

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. 

Natalia Loungou

_ Events & Communications Coordinator (Consultant)

Natalia Loungou is Events and Communications Consultant at the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. She has previously worked at Instituto de Empresa (IE), where she coordinated Executive Education Programs at the Law School and planned corporate events, webinars and conferences. Prior to joining IE, Natalia worked as Marketing Coordinator for SAP Business One.

As Events and Communications Consultant, Natalia’s role is to be in charge of the organization of meetings and events, manage the organization's social media channels and to design and produce communications materials and related campaigns such as graphics, videos, document templates and presentations. 

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.