Rady School 10th Anniversary Speakers Series

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
J. Robert Beyster Auditorium
Wells Fargo Hall · 1st Floor
Rady School of Management

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Commercialization of the Internet:
An Evening with Michael Daniels - Interview and Book Signing

Businessman and entrepreneur Michael Daniels will speak on the commercialization of the Internet as part of the Rady 10th Anniversary Speakers Series.

Daniels is former chairman of Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and Network Solutions (NSI). His lecture will examine the commercialization of the Internet in the 1990s, as well as offer a glimpse into the future challenges on Internet regulation, security and privacy issues.

Daniels recently published the book “Names, Numbers, and Network Solutions” with co-author Bob Beyster, founder, former CEO and chairman of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and founder of the Beyster Institute. The book tells the story of NSI, a small Virginia technology company that helped bring about the commercialization of the Internet by providing access to the network and its domain name system. Daniels and Beyster provide an insider’s view of the process of commercializing government-funded technology.

Daniels rose to national industry prominence with SAIC where he served as a member of the senior management team from 1986 to 2004 and helped build SAIC to $7 billion in annual revenues by 2004. While at SAIC, he led the purchase of NSI and steered the organization through two successful public offerings in 1997 and 1999. Five years after purchasing NSI, Daniels was instrumental in the company’s sale on SAIC’s behalf for $19.6 billion.

Daniels has served with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense, on numerous international commissions and advisory boards, on the United States Trade Representatives International Investment Policy Advisory Commission, as a U.S. National Commissioner to UNESCO, 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 NVTC, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce (past chairman), the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council (past president and chairman), GlobalLogic (chairman), the Logistics Management Institute (chairman), Invincea (chairman) and Mercury Computer Systems.

Complimentary parking will be available on a first-come, first-served. Parking directions will be emailed with your event confirmation one week prior to the presentation.

This is an event you will not want to miss!  Register today!