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Brian Plante Takes the Complexity of Digital Transformation and Makes it Clear and Compelling

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Perficient is leading digital change and driving results for our clients on a global scale. Our expert strategists, designers, developers, and every colleague across the business are chipping in to help make Perficient a leading global digital consultancy that our clients can trust. 

Our People of Perficient blog series sheds light on the dynamic perspectives of our colleagues who make Perficient’s success possible. In this edition, Brian Plante, a senior digital transformation specialist based in Chicago, shares his Perficient story and how he is making a difference.

What is your role? Describe a typical day in the life. 

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I’m a Senior Digital Experience and Data Specialist. I spend my days helping our clients define their challenges and matching them to services and technologies that allow them to build out roadmaps to achieve the success they desire. Perficient IP like Strategic Positions and the Envision Framework take the tribal knowledge we have amassed over the last 26 years to help speed our customers’ time to value. In short, my role helps clients understand the what, why and how, and I give them options around the best way to achieve their desired outcomes.    

I also have a particular passion for operationalizing data. I believe it is time to go #BeyondtheDashboard! We can do this by operationalizing data and pushing it to the edge of our client’s business where people can make the best decision in the moment by reading applications, not dashboards. Organizational data driven decision intelligence is the new must have, especially when it comes to marketing and sales. I’m very passionate about this, and I’m always open to talking to people about this amazing opportunity.   

How do you explain your job to family, friends, or children? 

I tell them that I work for a global management consultant firm focused on digital transformation as it relates to the marketing and data worlds. I also tell them that Perficient has reimagined what it takes to digitally transform an organization by creating a one-of-a-kind business model that reduces friction while bringing to bear the best and the brightest people and processes in the industry.  

LEARN MORE: How Perficient is Transforming the World’s Biggest Brands in Strategy and Transformation 

What are your proudest accomplishments, personally and professionally?

Personally, I am most proud of my family. My wife and I have been together since high school. Our daughters have exceeded all expectations and stand ready to go out and help solve the world’s biggest problems.  

Professionally, I have always had a hard time giving myself any credit, but I’m proud of my ability to adapt to change. I’ve recently switched from more than 20 years in enterprise software sales to the management consulting world. I joined Perficient in February 2023, and I’m constantly gaining new knowledge from my colleagues. This makes every day a learning experience and allows for continuous growth. I chose Perficient because I wanted to get outside of my comfort zone and take on a larger role in helping stakeholders understand the strategies they need to employ to achieve the outcomes they desire. 

EXPLORE MORE: Perficient’s Unique and Collaborative Culture 

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What has your experience at Perficient taught you so far? 

I’ve realized that digital transformation is not just a buzz word. I have conversations daily with organizations that are craving to understand how to go from basic digital transformation to becoming a fully digital business that is continually evolving to be the best. My role is to help clients get started and to support them throughout the journey. 

What advice would you give to colleagues who are starting their career with Perficient? 

My advice to anyone is to come in with an open mind. I introduce myself to as many people in different disciplines as possible because my colleagues are a great resource of knowledge. I also recommend taking the time to truly understand Perficient’s mission and embrace the six pillars. 

Why are you #ProudlyPerficient?

What makes me #ProudlyPerficient is Perficient’s ability to get our clients to look beyond what they think they need and instead see the entire realm of what’s possible. Our resources and top-tier talent blow our clients away every day. 

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What goals do you have for personal and professional development? 

I want to continue honing my ability to tell the Perficient story with impact and gravitas. I also want to help our clients thoughtfully adopt generative AI. I joined Perficient’s Generative AI Innovation Group, which engages colleagues globally to discuss the impact and opportunities surrounding the emergence of generative AI’s new tools and capabilities. 

READ MORE: Perficient’s Expanded Generative AI Initiatives 

What are you passionate about outside of work? 

Outside of work, I enjoy current events, music, exercise, golf, disc golf, and continuing my education. Something surprising that people may not know about me is that I am in the movie “The Fugitive”…for seven seconds! (So I have 14:53 of fame left…in theory 😊)


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Carolyn Kroupa

Carolyn is a Communications Associate Marketing Coordinator based in St. Louis, Missouri, focusing on Perficient employer branding and corporate communications. She joined the company in May 2022.

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