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Lorrayne Porciuncula leads the Datasphere Initiative. Lorrayne is an internationalist and economist, with over 10 years of professional and academic experience in digital and telecommunications policy.

 

Lorrayne has previously worked as the Director of the Data & Jurisdiction program at the multistakeholder organization Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network (2020-21). She has worked in international organizations managing projects, partnerships and teams.

 

At the OECD (2014-2020), as Strategic Advisor for Digital Economy Policy, she worked on issues related to data governance, artificial intelligence and blockchain, leading the production of several reports and country studies related to connectivity, infrastructure regulation, technology convergence and inclusion, and acting as 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. At the International Telecommunication Union (2012-2013) she acted as economist to the Broadband Commission on Digital Development. 


Lorrayne is an affiliate of 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.