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In The News | Washingtonian | Joseph Guinto | October 3, 2019

Tech Titans 2019: Washington’s Top Tech Leaders

Ligado Networks CEO Doug Smith was named to Washingtonian’s Tech Titans list of the most influential, innovative, and interesting people in Washington’s high-tech community.

They’re creating more opportunities for women in tech, putting millions of dollars into emerging companies in the Mid-Atlantic, overseeing new federal agencies guarding the nation’s cybernetworks, building robotic fighter jets, renting scooters by the hour, and launching satellites. They are the new members of Washingtonian’s Tech Titans list.

The list is a roundup of the most influential, innovative, and interesting people in Washington’s rapidly growing high-tech community.

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Ligado

Doug Smith, CEO

This Reston firm builds custom private networks for industrial companies—such as the rail industry—making products that are part of the Internet of Things. To provide the constant, wireless communications that drive IoT products, Ligado has launched a network of its SkyTerra 1 satellites made for “low-power, small form-factor devices.”

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