Dan Miller is Managing Director of The Roda Group, a venture capital group focused on clean technology as well as information and communications services. Dan serves on the boards of several Roda Group companies including biofuel manufacturer Solazyme, and he was previously the president of Ask Jeeves, Inc., a former Roda Group affiliate company. He is also a member of the board of the Stupid Fun Club, game designer Will Wright’s “entertainment think tank”. Mr. Miller was Executive Vice President of TCSI Corporation, a company he co-founded with his Roda Group partner, Roger Strauch. TCSI (now owned by Rocket Software) is a leading provider of integrated software products and services for the global telecommunications industry. Prior to TCSI, Mr. Miller was a systems engineer at Hughes Aircraft's (now Boeing) Space and Communications Group where he was responsible for designing communications payloads for commercial communications satellites.
Dan received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, with distinction, from Cornell University and his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He holds three patents in the areas of compression technology and wireless communications systems.
Mr. Miller is former President of the Foundation Board of Trustees of the Chabot Space & Science Center and is a member of Board of Directors of Climate Healers. He is also a member of Cornell University's Computing and Information Science and School of Electrical Engineering Advisory Boards. Dan is a member of The Climate Project, and has given talks about climate change at conferences across the nation.