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Brian has been in the data and analytics space for over 20 years, ranging from government to data mining applied research to analytics in enterprise data warehousing and NoSQL engines. Currently, Brian is a Strategic Solutions Engineer, working with some of DataStax's largest customers, and has held several other technical roles including Product Director for Analytics and Partner Architect.
Brian started his career as a Cryptologic Mathematician in the US Department of Defense, where he worked on Data Science, Data Mining, and large scale data research. He then joined Netezza as Principal Mathematician and Director of Advanced Analytics, pushing Netezza to address new and advanced use cases. Brian has Masters degrees in both Mathematics and Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University.