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Keynote Speaker

Michael A. Daniels
Network Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Daniels serves as Chairman of Network Solutions, Inc. He acquired Network Solutions, Inc., in March 1995. He refocused the company strategy, brought it under management of SAIC, and in September 1997 led the company through a successful initial public offering.

Network Solutions, Inc., has been a pioneer and leader in the global Internet industry as the global registrar of top-level domain (TLD) names ending in .com, .net and .org.

In addition to the leadership of Network Solutions, Inc., Mr. Daniels serves as Sector Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a $4B high technology firm. SAIC is the largest employee-owned scientific, technical, and engineering professional services firm based in the United States. He is also SAIC's Senior Manager for Global Internet Business Strategy. He has been involved in acquisitions, commercial, federal and international business transactions and 5-10 year growth plans for SAIC and Network Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Daniels has more than 25 years of business management experience in high technology industries. He has a successful track record of entrepreneurial action focusing on building high growth businesses.

Mr. Daniels has been active in industry organizations and community affairs. He served as Chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (1997-1998), one of the largest technology councils in the United States with over 1000 member firms.  At the Northern Virginia Technology Council, he led the efforts on (1) workforce, (2) regional cooperation in the Greater Washington area, and (3) local-state-federal focus on policy issues of concern to "New Economy Firms" in the Internet and Electronic Commerce business areas. He has served as an Advisor to the White House (National Security Council), as a U.S. National Commissioner to UNESCO, and as a member of the United States Trade Representative's International Investment Policy Advisory Committee (INPAC). He has been active for many years in the Boy Scouts of America and is currently President of the Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council, the largest volunteer youth organization in the Washington, D.C., area. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Potomac Knowledgeway and a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Regional Partnership.

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