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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
February 20, 2008
(202) 289-8928
CEO Luncheon: Rivada Networks CEO Ganley
Broadband, Wireless Entrepreneur to Speak at April 29th Event

WASHINGTON D.C. - Declan J. Ganley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rivada Networks, a company that designs and deploys broadband public safety communications networks, will speak at The Progress & Freedom Foundation's next CEO Luncheon. Ganley's remarks will focus on issues involving public safety networks and the communications industry. Ganley's address will be followed by a panel discussion between Ganley and several distinguished communications industry analysts. The event, scheduled for April 29th, will be moderated by Foundation President Ken Ferree.

Prior to founding Rivada Networks, Ganley founded multiple wireless broadband and cable TV businesses across Europe. Ganley serves as Chairman of the Forum on Public Safety in Europe & North America, an advisor on "technology and terrorism" to the Club De Madrid group, and has served as a member of Futures Group of the Irish Government's Information Society Commission. During Ireland's Presidency of the EU in May 2004, Declan chaired the Forum to Debate the European Constitution which brought together academics with legislators and policy-makers. He was twice awarded the Junior Chamber International Entrepreneur of the year title and is a recipient of the Louisiana Distinguished Service Medal for delivering communications capability for the US military post Hurricane Katrina. Ganley is also the founder and president of the Libertas Institute, a pan-European think tank.

The event will be held April 29th, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in the Rotunda Room of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, located at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. Those interested in attending the event can register online. Questions regarding the event should be directed to Brooke Manno at 202-289-8928 or Members of the media should contact Amy Smorodin at 202-289-8928 or

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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