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Mike Daniels

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Michael (Mike) Daniels is former chairman of Network Solutions, Inc. (1995–2000), former chairman and CEO of Mobile365 (2005–2006), and former chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Mr. Daniels and Dr. Bob Beyster (founder, former CEO and chairman of SAIC) have co-authored a book entitled Names, Numbers, and Network Solutions, recently published by the Foundation for Enterprise Development.

As one of the senior executives of SAIC, Mr. Daniels helped build SAIC to its current $11 billion in annual revenues. While at SAIC, he identified and purchased Network Solutions for $4.7 million in March 1995, and was then instrumental in Network Solutions’ sale five years later to VeriSign for $19.3 billion. He also served on the board of directors of VeriSign, following the sale.

Mr. Daniels joined the board of Apogen Technologies in May 2004 and worked closely with its executive management team to build then sell Apogen in September 2005 for $300 million in cash. While at Apogen, Mr. Daniels also became the Chairman of Mobile365 in May 2005. In November of 2005 he became CEO and Chairman and worked with the board of directors to reposition the company for a November 2006 sale to Sybase. He joined the Board of Directors of Sybase in May 2007 and served on the Board until Sybase was sold to SAP for $5.8 Billion in July 2010. Additionally, Mr. Daniels served on the board of directors of Telcordia Technologies (1998-2003), which was purchased in 1997 for $650 million and sold in 2003 for $1.3 billion.

Mr. Daniels has also served with DARPA of the DoD, as a senior White House advisor on international technology, and as a senior advisor to the National Security Council. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), Mercury Systems, CACI International, Acentia, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council. Mr. Daniels also serves as chairman of the board of GlobalLogic, the Logistics Management Institute, and Invincea.

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