Gregory A. Miller
Gregory is one of two co-founders and Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. based OSET Institute (“OSET”), a non-partisan non-profit 501.c.3 public benefit corporation headquartered in the Silicon Valley. He leads all aspects of the Institute's resource development, corporate partner R&D alliances, public outreach, election official stakeholder relations, and government and legal affairs. OSET is an election technology research and development institute working with elections officials wordlwide to create publicly available election technology that can increase confidence in elections and their outcomes and because we all deserve a better voting experience. The mission is simple: increase integrity; improve turnout; and lower taxpayer cost. The strategy is delivery. To do this, the Institute is tackling the lack of verifiable, accurate, secure and transparent publicly available election technology primarily in the U.S., but with intentions of global availability. The Institute's flagship effort – known as the TrustTheVote Project – is designing and building a next-generation “democracy operating system” called “ElectOS” to serve as a draft standard for critical democracy infrastructure. All software is freely available to any jurisdiction to adopt, adapt, and deploy—most likely through a commercial systems integrator.
Mr. Miller has 30+ years of technical and business experience in computer and information technology. Coming from the world of venture capital, Gregory co-founded the OSET Institute in November 2006. He is a trained computer scientist, with graduate business education, and a law degree focused on intellectual property, technology law, and public policy. Greg’s technical background includes user interface design, object-oriented software development, TCP/IP networking, and distributed systems. Greg has been active in the American Bar Association addressing technology law and public policy issues, including Cyberlaw, Information Privacy & Security, and Internet Governance. Greg is also a member of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, an election technology security advisor to organizations of the national security community and Congress, and a sustaining member of the Internet Society. Mr. Miller also served on the San Francisco Voting Systems Task Force from 2010-2012.
Gregory’s passion for defending democracy is rooted in a rich history as a 1st generation American, with a family journey escaping Nazi-Germany, immigrating to the U.S., becoming citizens, and serving the U.S. Military (Navy, Marines) in both NGO and enlisted capacities through the end of the Vietnam war. You may wish to read a manifesto of sorts authored by Gregory and co-founder and CTO, John Sebes here.