Eric Bailey is the global director of travel at Microsoft, where he oversees the MSTravel, VenueSource and Payment teams managing more than $1 billion in travel and meetings spend. Bailey is responsible for developing and implementing Microsoft technology solutions to move employees across the globe while maximizing productivity. He has written articles published across multiple travel forums discussing how to leverage big data and partner networks to fulfill these solutions. Prior to Microsoft, Bailey began his career in travel at American Express managing global reporting for Microsoft. In 2015 and 2018, Bailey was honored among the top 25 influential travel executives and was named 2015’s Travel Manager of the Year by Business Travel News.