Brian Smith is Tableau's VP of Technical Operations. Brian has 20+ years of operations experience in a variety of tech companies. Prior to Tableau, he was an early employee in the Expedia group at Microsoft and helped architect the online infrastructure supporting growth from $14 million in gross bookings in 1998 to $22 billion in 2009. As VP of IT, he supported Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, and data warehousing. Brian has an MBA and BA in Economics from the University of Washington.