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CONTACT: David Fish
May 10 , 2004
(202) 289-8928
CEO Lunch: Wireless,
Outsourcing, Competition

Sybase CEO John Chen Answers Analyst Questions Wednesday

WASHINGTON D.C. - John S. Chen, chairman, CEO and president of Sybase, Inc., speaks on the future of wireless technologies, the 'outsourcing' debate and U.S. competitiveness at a Progress & Freedom Foundation lunch this Wednesday, May 12. A global technology industry leader, Chen will also take questions from a panel of noted analysts: Blair Levin of Legg Mason, Erik Olbeter with Schwab and Yoav Schreiber with Precursor. 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, appears as part of the Foundation's series of Innovation Agenda 2004 CEO Lunches. The event runs from noon until 1:30 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Salon G, at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, in Washington. Lunch is served at noon, and the program begins at 12:30 pm.

Those interested in attending can register online. Media questions should be directed to David Fish at 202-289-8928 or Others should contact Rebecca Fuller at 202-289-8928 or

"As the chairman and CEO of an industry-leading IT company such as Sybase and a Disney board member, John Chen offers a unique and highly-informed perspective on the future of the sector," says Foundation President Raymond L. Gifford. "From outsourcing to the promise of the wireless sector and ways to enhance U.S. competitiveness - he will discuss key issues facing U.S. policymakers."

Sybase (NYSE: SY) delivers open-architecture enterprise infrastructure, enterprise mobility, and end-to-end vertical industry software. Sybase product families include databases, development tools, integration middleware, enterprise portals, financial services and healthcare software, and mobile and wireless technology.

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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