In 1968 Dr. Miller also played a role in the founding of the first Mayfield Fund (venture capital) as a special limited partner and advisor to the general partners.
As President and CEO of SRI International Miller opened SRI to the Pacific Region, he established the spin-out and commercialization program at SRI and established the David Sarnoff Research Center (now the Sarnoff Corporation) as a for-profit subsidiary of SRI. He became the Chairman and CEO of the David Sarnoff Research Center.
In 1997 at the 10th anniversary of the founding of the David Sarnoff Research Center, Dr. Miller along with Jack Welsh, Myron DuBain, and James Tietjen received the Sarnoff Founders Medal.
In 1982 Miller was appointed to the National Science Board; additionally he served on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. He has served on the board of directors of several major companies such as Signetics, Firemans Fund America, First Interstate Bank and later the Wells Fargo Bank, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and Varian Associates.
In 1990 Dr. Miller retired from SRI International and returned to Stanford half time where he taught technology related courses, carried out research on the IT industry and on the characteristics of entrepreneurial regions. He also spent about half of his time working with start-ups and non-profits in Silicon Valley. He helped organize Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network and served on the board of directors for three years. He co-founded and served as Vice Chairman of SmartValley, Inc. Additionally he aided the formation of CommerceNet and served on the board of directors. Dr. Miller was a founding director and served as Vice Chairman of the Center for Excellence in Non-profits. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Sentius Corp. He is Chairman Emeritus of Borland Software Corp. He is a Founder and Chairman of Nanostellar, Inc., a new start-up in nanomaterials.
Dr. Miller co-directs an international research project called the Stanford Project on Regions on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and he co-directs an Executive Education program on Strategic Uses of Information Technology.
Additionally, Dr. Miller worked with foreign countries helping them establish their technology policies and practices, notably Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, and Korea. He served on the International Panel of the Singapore Science and Technology Board, and currently serves on the International Advisory Panel for the Multimedia Super Corridor in Malaysia. He has advised the Korean government on the Software Industry.
Dr Miller has received a number of awards and honors:
Dr. Miller and his wife Pat work with the Cheetah Conservation Fund Namibia which is dedicated to preserving cheetahs in the wild in Namibia.