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George Mason School of Management

Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Mike Daniels

George Mason University / IBM / National Science Foundation

Monday, November 4, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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School of Management at George Mason University

in partnership with Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Foundation for Enterprise Development


 The 2013 Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series


Mike Daniels
Former Chairman, Network Solutions

Names, Numbers, and Network Solutions: The Monetization of the Internet

Monday, November 4, 6 p.m.

Founders Hall, Auditorium/Room 134, Mason's Arlington Campus
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Metered street parking is also available.


6:00 p.m. Registration and networking reception with hors d'oeuvres

6:30 p.m. Program begins

  • Welcome by Acting Dean Sarah Nutter
  • Introduction of Mike Daniels by Bill Strachan, Executive Vice President of Brown and Brown Insurance
  • Keynote Speaker: Mike Daniels

7:45 p.m. Event concludes


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Gery PerlinMike Daniels is the 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 (the largest technology council in the United States).

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. It is the story of a small Virginia technology company - Network Solutions, Inc. - that helped bring about the commercialization ofthe Internet by providing basic access to the network and its domain name system. Daniels and Beyster provide and insider's view of the process of commercializing government-funded technology, and how success is anything by inevitable.

Daniels rose to national industry prominence with SAIC, where he served as a member of the senior management team (senior vice president and sector vice president) from 1986 to 2004. He sold his company to SAIC in 1986, when SAIC had revenues of $500 million, and 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. He led Network Solutions (NSI) through a successful initial public offering (IPO) in 1997 and two successful follow-on offerings in 1999 and 2000. In January 2000, Daniels led Network Solutions in a follow-on offering of $2.3 billion, one of the largest technology equity offerings in history. Five years after he purchased NSI, he was instrumental in the company’s sale on SAIC’s behalf for $19.3 billion. Network Solutions contributed $3.0 billion in cash to SAIC, one of the largest transactions in SAIC’s thirty-seven-year history.

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. Daniels also serves as chairman of the board of GlobalLogic, the Logistics Management Institute, and Invincea.



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Brown & Brown is a lean, decentralized, highly competitive, profit oriented sales and service organization comprised of people of the highest integrity and quality, bound together by clearly defined goals and prideful relationships.

Brown & Brown began in 1939 as a two person insurance agency and has become one of the largest and most respected independent insurance intermediaries in the United States.  We are ranked the seventh largest independent insurance intermediary by Business Insurance Magazine.  We take great pride in the success we have achieved and in the success of our clients.  This success is based in a large part on our entrepreneurial business model and the talented men and women it attracts.  Our goal is to provide service at the local level, through our knowledgeable local insurance professionals who understand the local market conditions.

At Brown & Brown, we know that we must be as agile as the cheetah in order to thrive in the competitive insurance environment.  Our unique culture enables us to quickly chase down new opportunities and adapt our products and services to best meet market demands and satisfy our many and varied clients.  With offices in over thirty states and access to virtually all forms of insurance protection, from property and casualty, life, employee benefits, surety bonds, inland marine, auto, homeowners and more, we are ready to be your insurance partner.   We are a large company with a small company attitude. 

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When & Where

Founders Hall, Auditorium/Room 134, Arlington Campus
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201

Monday, November 4, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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