Briana Brownell

Briana Brownell

Founder and CEO

Pure Strategy Consulting Inc.

About Briana Brownell

Briana Brownell is a visionary technologist who bridges the gap between complex concepts and the general audience as a data scientist and tech entrepreneur, aiming to make AI and data science approachable for all. With a rich background spanning over a decade in data science within marketing research and finance, she founded Pure Strategy in 2015, and her strategic guidance has elevated organizations, including the United Nations and Fortune 50 companies, by translating advanced analytics into actionable insights that drive innovation and impact.

Brownell’s insights have been featured in TIME Magazine and through media properties on PBS, Discovery, and the TED Organization, making her a prominent voice in AI discourse. She actively shapes the future of ethical AI, contributing her expertise to the ISO JTC 1/SC 42 Committee and AI Governance and Safety Canada. Her visionary leadership in AI has been recognized with VentureBeat’s AI Entrepreneur of the Year (2021) and as a top leader in AI by Authority Magazine.

A committed investor, advisor, and board director, Brownell pushes the boundaries of technology and its application for a better future. She sits on several corporate boards, including Sandbox Mutual Insurance and League Data, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence. Beyond her board roles, Brownell is an active angel investor and advisor to several fast-growing startups, focusing on sectors that leverage technology for societal benefit.