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Scott N. Miller

Scott N. Miller
CEO and co-founder, Dragon Innovation, Inc.

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Scott has been fascinated with hardware since he was old enough to hold a screwdriver. Over the course of his career, he’s worked on high efficiency robotic tunafish, life size robotic dinosaurs for Disney Imagineering, and robotic baby dolls with Hasbro.

At iRobot, Scott was responsible for leading the Roomba technical team to scale the functional prototype through all of the steps in the journey to high volume production. Scott lived in China for four years as the VP of Asia Pacific, setting up teams in the Pearl River Delta and India and leading the production of 3 million Roomba units.

Repatriating as VP of New Product Development, Scott led a high-performance team of 75 people to create the next generation of robots. During this time, he experimented with different innovation models to find what came after Roomba.

Leaving iRobot after 10 great years, Scott saw the deadly gap that many Entrepreneurs were facing in going from a functional prototype to high volume production. At Dragon Innovation, Scott has worked with over 100 companies to help them scale by providing them with his expertise in all sectors of the business: DFMA, Sourcing, Costing, RFQ, Manufacturing Service Agreement, Quality, Handover, Pre-Production, Production and Sustaining Engineering. Scott loves new challenges and the opportunity to work with world class teams.

Scott is an avid sailor and skippers a J/80. He has sailed from Portugal to Tahiti. Scott received his Bachelors from Dartmouth and Masters from MIT.

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Location: Conference Center - Golden Gate Room
Scott N. Miller (Dragon Innovation, Inc.)
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The hardware revolution has begun – new factors such as cheaper components and 3D printing along with crowd funding are encouraging the democratization of innovation. Yet, too many entrepreneurs in the past year have been unable to deliver to the backers. We will walk through the steps entrepreneurs should take to prepare for a successful crowd funding campaign of their prototype. Read more.