Briana Brownell

B.Sc., M.A.

Briana is the founder and CEO of Pure Strategy, Inc. She has a Masters of Arts in Economics from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Saskatchewan. She also has advanced training in natural language processing and artificial neural networks.

Briana has served on the boards for the Saskatoon Opera and the  Marketing Research and Intelligence Association. She is an active member of the leadership community and is currently involved with the Standards Council of Canada, CIO Strategy Council, Canadian Research Insights Council and is an Ambassador for the Center for Open Science. Briana was named as one of Authority Magazine’s Top Women Leaders in AI, was a finalist for the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Research and Technology, and was featured as one of Innovation Saskatchewan’s Entrepreneurship Success Stories. Briana was elected to the SMI Board of Directors on June 25, 2020.