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Internet Archive Openhouse - Robert Miller speaker

Category: Nonprofit function2014-10-28  Brewster Kahle
Project: Internet Archive Openhouse
logoRobert Miller leads the Internet Archive's global eBooks digitization project as Global Director of Books. In this capacity, he has three main roles; establishing and maintaining the relationships between all categories of Libraries and funding partners, building and managing the teams that perform the digitization, and evangelizing within the library community to move more items from non-digital to digital. Robert brings a blend of Fortune 500 management experience and successful start up company talents to the non-profit community.

Robert, in 7 years, has built the Internet Archive team from a single test location to a world class operation where eBook digitization is now being performed in 7 countries at 33 locations. Over 500 library partners and content providers have worked with the Internet Archive ranging from the Library of Congress, Harvard University, the Natural History Museum in London to Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.

Prior to joining the Internet Archive, Robert co-founded or was a principal in 5 consumer product start up companies bringing over 85 products to market in the US, Europe and Australia. In addition to building sales, marketing and product development teams, he also established supply chain networks between Asia and North America. During this period, Robert was hired to be the CEO of FocusEngine, a VC funded, Israeli search engine startup that pioneered a fine-grained ASP search technology.

Robert honed his business expertise prior to this period with 15 years at two Fortune 500 companys; with rapid career growth in each company; Mattel Toys (consumer products) and AMP/Tyco (electronics). His domestic and international roles encompassed brand management, engineering and manufacturing and sales.

Robert has been featured in various media such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Inc and has appeared on TV networks such as ABC, NBC, CNN and QVC. He is a frequent speaker at numerous North American and International conferences.

Robert's board experience includes the California based non-profit; Youth in Arts. Robert also is a key member of the AFS Global Innovation Team; AFS is the worlds largest student exchange program.

Robert brings multi-cultural experience to the Internet Archive; having worked extensively through out Asia and Europe.

He was an American Field Service Scholarship recipient and lived in Kabul, Afghanistan and subsequently worked and lived in Germany; where he studied Farsi and German respectively.

Robert holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania USA.

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Venue: Internet Archive
Organization: Internet Archive


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