Declan J. Ganley
Declan Ganley is the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Rivada Networks, a leading public safety communications business with operations in the US and Europe. Ganley has been the founder of wireless broadband and cable TV businesses in Western, Central, and Eastern Europe, including Broadnet, which deployed broadband wireless networks in ten EU countries, and Cabletel, with a cable multimedia network in Eastern Europe. He is the patented Co-Inventor of Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage technology.
Ganley served as Chairman of the Forum on Public Safety in Europe & North America from 2005 to 2007, where senior leaders conferred to provide policy and implementation recommendations to governments, legislators, public safety, and defense entities in Europe and North America. He was an advisor on ‘technology and terrorism’ to the Club De Madrid group of former heads of government and served as a member of the Futures Group of the Irish Government’s Information Society Commission. He was awarded the JCI Entrepreneur of the year title in 2001 & 2005.
Ganley has served on the boards of the University of Limerick Foundation and The Irish Chamber Orchestra, and he is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He is a published speaker, op-ed author, and media commentator on EU/international affairs topics and business and public safety communications.
In 2005, Ganley was awarded the Louisiana Distinguished Service Medal for his and Rivada’s life-saving actions, leading the delivery of communications capabilities for emergency responders in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.