Miller, Allen

Arlington, VA, Executive Director, World Information Technology and Services Alliance


Allen Miller is currently Senior Vice President, Global Affairs, for the Information Technology Association of America.  He is also Executive Director of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, an organization of 60 Information Technology Associations from around the world.  In this capacity, he is responsible for the international policy positions and advocacy of ITAA as well as WITSA, organizations representing the interests of companies in information technology services.  Mr Miller has been particularly active in the preparatory process for the World Summit on the Information Society.

Mr Miller retired from EDS Corporation where he had most recently been Client Executive for Texas Government operations.  Prior to that he served for 19 years in the EDS Office of Government Affairs in various position including Executive Director.  In that position he was responsible for overseeing the development and advocacy of EDS' global policy positions relative to industry segments that EDS served, such as financial services, transportation, health care and information technology.  In this capacity he worked with administrations, public policy institutions, international organizations and other industry government affairs offices.

Mr Miller has been active in a number of international organizations.  Currently he is the Chair of the Internet and Information Technology Services Task Force of the International Chamber of Commerce.  Previous positions he has held were:  Chair of the Public Policy Working Group of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA); Vice Chair of the Electronic Commerce, Telecommunications and Information Technology Working Group of the Coalition of Service Industries (CSI); Chair of the 2000 Services Working Group of the Coalition of Service Industries; Vice Chair of the International Telecommunications Committee of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB); Vice Chair of the Information, Computer and Communications Policy Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); and Vice Chair of the Commission on Telecommunications and Information Technology of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

  Mr Miller received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy and served ten years in the U.S. Army.  Commissioned in the field artillery, he was stationed in several stateside posts, Greece and the Republic of Vietnam.  He also has a Masters of Science degree in Operations Research from Stanford University and taught mathematics for three years at the U.S. Military Academy.

  In the government sector, Mr Miller spent six years with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, where he was Director of the Department's data processing organization serving the state medical assistance, welfare, food stamps, social services, mental health and mental retardation programs.