Todd Miller

Todd Miller is a Hong Kong-based CEO and a hard core explorer  He is passionate about going the distance, pushing boundaries, and helping individuals attain peak performance.

Professional Credentials

Todd Miller is Chief Executive Officer at Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), the largest broadcaster of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, whose highly-rated channels include Celestial Movies and KIX. The principal shareholders in this entrepreneurial company include a Hollywood studio; a global Private Equity firm; and Southeast Asia’s largest pay television platform.

Prior to Celestial Tiger Entertainment, Miller led a number of successful television businesses in Asia for Sony Pictures during a 17-year career with the Hollywood studio, including turning around its flagship channel in Asia.

Miller serves on various industry and non-profit Boards. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in economics from Vanderbilt University.

Adventure Credentials

Miller has ventured to over 100 countries on all seven countinents, and has cycled across two continents. In TransAmerica 2010, Miller cycled 6,000km coast-to-coast across North America in 50 days. In TransEuropa 2011, Miller pedalled across Europe from Lisbon. 82 days, 5,850km and 16 countries later he arrived in Istanbul. He encountered all kinds of physical and mental challenges on this solo self-supported expedition.

In other adventure explorations, Miller has kayaked in Antarctica; trekked through Patagonia and the Himilayan Solu Khumbu (Everest) regions, and paraglided above, parachuted on, and rafted through some of the world’s most striking places.

Miller has raised over US$50,000 through his cycling expeditions in support of Asian children’s charities.

Programs

Miller is a frequent public speaker on business and motivational topics. As a senior business executive and avid explorer, Miller offers a unique voice on business and leadership, on pushing boundaries and driving to peak performance. His talks combine insights from his management track record in running high-growth and winning businesses, combined with lessons from his personal explorations.

His signature program, GO THE DISTANCE, explores some essential elements in unlocking potential and achieving audacious goals. Key themes include:

  • Indulging curiosity
  • Getting comfortable with discomfort – going beyond the comfort zone
  • Staying balanced – the importance of work-life balance
  • Achievement – thinking big, acting small, and getting started
  • Moving the Needle
  • Deliberate effort – the ‘Three P’ formula

With the dynamic entertainment industry as a case-study, Miller also authoritatively speaks on effective leadership, strategy and goal setting in his program Managing a Fast-Growing Company in a Fast-Moving Industry at the Center of Change:

  • The entertainment industry in Asia is at the center of major changes in technology, macroeconomics, consumer behavior – and shifting business models
  • The entertainment industry provides a relevant and relatable case study for managing in a competitive, complex and changing environment
  • Turn around lessons
  • The perspective of one dynamic entrepreneurial Asian company in:
    • Managing rapid growth while navigating significant industry change
    • Playing to Competitive Advantage
    • ‘Eating the Big Fish’
    • People First

Miller’s public speaking credentials range from business conferences to the United Nations Environment Program to business schools across 12 countries. He donates all the net proceeds from his speaking engagements to charitable causes.

Testimonials

“Todd participated in our popular Member’s Evening series to speak on “The Extremes of Sport.”   His excellent lecture was much appreciated by all Royal Geographical Society attendees.  Members appreciated Todd’s engaging and inspiring overview of his unique cycling expeditions across North America and Europe.  Todd illustrated his talk with some impressive photography captured during his journeys.  The large audience was well rewarded for their attendance to hear his talk.”

Rupert McCowan
Director
Royal Geographic Society Hong Kong

“Todd has worked with the School of Business and Management at HKUST (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) as part of the MBA Program’s CEO Speaker Series.  He has an amazing insight and perspective on the global and Asian entertainment industry.  He delivered a content rich presentation and did a masterful job with Q & A.”

Sean O. Ferguson
Associate Dean of Master’s Programs
Director of MBA Programs
HKUST Business School

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