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.