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CEO Luncheon with John Chen of Sybase

May 12, 2004, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
JW Marriott, Salon G
331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,
Washington, DC


  • John S. Chen, Sybase, Inc.
  • Blair Levin, Legg Mason
  • Erik Olbeter, Schwab
  • Yoav Schreiber, Precursor

John S. Chen, chairman, CEO and president of Sybase, Inc., spoke and responded to questions from a panel of top industry analysts on Wednesday, May 12, at a lunch sponsored by The Progress & Freedom Foundation. A global technology industry leader, Chen focused on several related issues: economic growth and competitiveness, the 'outsourcing' debate and the future of innovative wireless technologies. He believes that wireless IT, if allowed to expand, will benefit the economy. Sybase, a NYSE-listed company founded in 1984, is one of the largest independent software vendors in the world.

Chen, who serves on the boards of the Disney Corporation and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, spoke as part of the Foundation’s series of Innovation Agenda 2004 CEO Lunches. Blair Levin of Legg Mason, Erik Olbeter with Schwab, and Yoav Schreiber with Precursor joined the discussion.



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