Since taking the top helm of ATIS in 1999, Susan Miller, a former telecom attorney, has become a major force in driving telecom industry standards.
As the CEO of ATIS, Miller and her team have helped develop new standards for major service provider service sets, including IPTV and home networking.
On the IPTV end, the ATIS IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF) last year created a standard that addresses quality models, remote device management, and multicast application interoperability. Along the same lines, ATIS also developed the Home Networking (HNET) Forum that it hopes will help provide clarity around the various home network standard factions.
Given the direct interaction that ATIS has with its service provider members, Miller and her team coordinated the high profile ATIS' Technology Conference during the former SUPERCOMM show.
Outside of her role at ATIS, Miller's talents have been recognized by a number of industry and academic associations.
Last November, she was appointed as a member of the FCC's Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), which addresses issue related to the U.S.'s communication infrastructure and public safety communications.
In addition to her role at the FCC, Miller has served on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Directors, the International Engineering Consortium Advisory Council, and the Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Oklahoma State University.