ANA Trainers


Chris Miller

Chris is Founder of Innovation Focus and a high energy facilitator and speaker in service to inspire deep understanding and meaningful innovation.  He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University.  His doctoral research targeted the life-long career development of engineers.  He has over 20 years of experience in facilitating, consulting and exciting interdisciplinary high performance teams on product development, customer interaction and rapid project completion.  He has held positions in information systems and market research with two Fortune 500 companies. In addition, he initiated several business ventures in consumer electronics, publishing and consulting services.

Chris is a Past President of the Board of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) and has been an active volunteer for over 20 years, holding numerous local and international positions including Chairing the International PDMA Conference, the Voice of the Customer Conference and the Front End of Innovation Conference. He prides himself as being a bridge between the academic and the practitioner community. Chris is a regular guest lecturer at universities and conferences for a variety of organizations.