Brianne has been at Point B for 10 years and is based in Seattle, WA. She prefers savory flavors over sweet and enjoys starting her weekends off by baking – scones, waffles, muffins, you name it. One of her guilty pleasures is watching home renovation and design shows to get ideas for how to incorporate light into her own spaces. Brianne is passionate about helping customers realize the value of their data and partners with them to build processes, tools, and programs to support data-driven cultures. Learn more about how Brianne has grown her career at Point B below.
What makes you proud to work at Point B?
Knowing that each project I work on can have a profound impact on someone, like my dad who was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2016 and had to undergo a stem cell transplant. The day he began his transplant was the same day I started a data and analytics project supporting the same health system treating him. It was incredibly special to work with that healthcare organization in that moment and to know the impact my work could have on patients’ lives. I will be forever grateful for that project and for the many opportunities we have to make a difference for our customers and their communities.
Describe the work you do and your areas of expertise. What do you love most about your work?
In supporting customers with their data and analytics challenges, I’ve been able to work as a data product manager and data platform implementation lead performing data analysis and developing visualizations. My best days are when I can help customers realize the value of their data by aligning analytic efforts and investments to their business objectives. I find it rewarding when a customer can elevate the way the approach and leverage analytics in their organization.
Let’s dive into a memorable project.
A regional health plan had a vision to become a data-driven organization in order to enable value-based contracting. But the organization lacked a clear data and analytics strategy to guide the development of their analytic products, technology, and future state operating model. In addition, the organization struggled with change and governance over their key initiatives. So, as we partnered with leadership to build a robust data and analytics strategy, we also added change management consultants to our team to help build a more comprehensive solution that would enable people to better understand the impacts and their role within the analytics transformation. The end result? An analytics vision, technology architecture, and future state operating model and implementation plan to guide the health plan forward. And a team of employees who were ready to embrace change and unlock new value for the organization with a product-oriented mindset.
How is Point B helping you grow your career?
I started as the first undergraduate hire into a consulting role at Point B after serving as an intern for a few short months. Initially, most of my roles were as a project manager, and I found that my interests always gravitated towards the analytic components of engagements. I followed my interests by self-learning Tableau and other data and analytic tools until I formally joined our Data & Analytics (D&A) team.
Before I joined the team, my manager supported my interest in data and analytics and helped me to set development goals. After officially joining the D&A team, my new manager helped me find opportunities to grow my delivery expertise by sponsoring my desire to obtain a professional certificate program in data science. Each new role and project since then has been a natural stretch opportunity to leverage my data and analytics foundation while continually finding new ways to deliver to our customers and solve new problems.
Describe Point B’s culture in 1 word. Why that word?
Opportunity. My Point B experience has continually led to new opportunities to grow professionally in expected and unexpected ways. I’ve worked with customers I could only dream of working for and gained skills much faster than I would have been able to in an industry role. Each customer is different, allowing me to build new skills even when applying a similar approach.
What are you excited about for the future – both for yourself and for Point B?
The Point B of today is different than when I joined 10 years ago. But so am I. In many ways, we’ve grown together in our ability to deliver deeper expertise for our customers. I look forward to seeing how this continued growth opens up opportunities to scale what the impact our Data & Analytics team can deliver. And, as a mom of 2 young girls, I’m excited to have the ability to be an example of a woman succeeding in a STEM career!