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Miller, Robert




Robert Miller has led the transformation of LYRASIS as it has become recognized as both a leader in technology, community supported programs, open software, SaaS services, and eLicensing, and also in thought leadership as it pertains to innovation and productionizing solutions at scale. He is passionate about the community, insatiably curious, and is honored to lead a world-class LYRASIS team. Previously, he headed the Global Books Division at the non-profit, Internet Archive, a top 200 internet company. There he concepted the vision, and then hired, built and led the global team that made over 2.5M free eBooks available to over 330M readers around the world. He brings to LYRASIS the experiences and successes from 5 start-up companies (3 in consumer products, 2 in technology) he founded or co-founded, including an Israeli technology company that was commercializing specialized search technology used in the health field. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University. Known for taking non-traditional approaches to find solutions, he guest lectures on strategy and innovation to various MBA classes and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He has lived in Afghanistan and Germany where he alleges he could have learned some of the language. Furthermore, he has spent collectively more than a year in China, again alleging he has some language skills. When not at LYRASIS, he may be found open ocean swimming, running his way up a mountain trail, or speeding down on a mountain bike. Robert lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Skype: robert-miller

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