Brian co-founded TippingPoint Technologies in 2001. He was TippingPoint’s Chief Architect from 2001-2009 and Chief Technology Officer in 2009. While at TippingPoint he helped establish the company as the premier vendor of intrusion prevention system (IPS) solutions. Prior to TippingPoint, Smith received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994 and was the Xerox Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University until 1998. He holds 12 patents and is a fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan foundation. An industry expert, Smith is the author of 18 journal and book articles and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.