VisionMobile is the leading analyst firm in the developer economy, tracking global software developer trends via the largest, most comprehensive developer surveys worldwide.
Our research helps the top technology firms understand who developers are, what tools are they using and where they‘re going next.
Developer Economics is VisionMobile’s flagship research program reaching more than 30,000 software developers annually in over 150 countries across all platforms, technologies and developer segments, from mobile, IoT, cloud, and desktop to games, AR/VR and machine learning.
As VisionMobile’s data analyst, Alex dives head-first in all VisionMobile datasets to unearth meaningful associations and trends in the app economy. Being an active member of the team that distills data noise to data sense, Alex explores correlations and creates visualizations of the Developer Economics survey data and participates in all VisionMobile data-driven projects.
Prior to joining VisionMobile Alex served as a financial analyst in the small domestic appliances wholesale sector. Passionate about the stories behind the numbers, Alex is not deterred by his non-mobile background. Fascinated by the increasing role mobile devices play in the way we communicate and interact, he is quickly catching up with all advances in the field.
Alex holds a BA in Economics and an Msc in Business and Financial Economics from the University of Greenwich.
Andrea provides over 20 years of experience delivering superior strategic marketing and customer oriented solutions in Silicon Valley. First job was marketing IBM ARCTIC card SNA Gateway networking solutions. At MicroAge Andrea became well versed in the reseller distribution channel, and expanded at CIBER by implementing Microsoft, and Novell end to end networking solutions to F500 clients. At Intel, Andrea started with a territory spanning 1/4 of the US, managing top 20 Key Reseller Accounts, ensuring Intel networking and processor sales were #1. Anticipating the future of internet marketing, Andrea moved to Intel HQ for a strategic marketing role shifting Intel customers to eBusiness, and preparing eBiz leadership messaging. This turned into a Technical Advisor position for an EVP, creating messaging and strategic positioning for corporate goals.
After a fortunate several years raising two children, Andrea began another journey focusing on learning ancient spiritual techniques from SE India. Upon receipt of the equivalent of a PhD in Spirituality, Andrea has conducted hundreds of meditation and stress reduction courses in Silicon Valley.
Eager to get back into high tech, Andrea started focusing on strategic marketing and expanding client services in Developer Research insight and analysis in early 2014 at a small local firm. Seeing the long term impact and potential for developer channel expansion, Andrea is thrilled to be now be part of the global success of VisionMobile, the analysts of the developer economy.
As Director and Founder, Andreas oversees the growth and strategy at VisionMobile. He has been working on the mobile industry since 2000, helping take the very first smartphones to market. Since then he’s worked with the top brand names in the mobile industry including Microsoft, Intel, Google, Mozilla, Amazon and AT&T. Over the past ten years, Andreas has grown VisionMobile into the leading analyst firm in the developer economy, with a client base and reputation that out-rivals companies many times the size.
In his academic life, Andreas is an Adjunct Professor at Lund University, Sweden, where he teaches Internet Business Models, and an Adjunct Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business where he teaches Entrepreneurship. Andreas holds a Ph.D. in Image & Video Compression from the University of Bristol, UK.
Prior to founding VisionMobile, Andreas spent 3 years at Orange Labs division, including serving as a technology lead for the Orange-Microsoft relationship. He is passionate about mapping the trends that will shape how people communicate, work and play.
As the sole designer in a VisionMobile world full of data scientists and developers, Christos handles various design tasks from art directing illustrations to making graphs or creating user flows. Fortunately, he is not a first timer as his background involves art direction, graphic and digital design while his main focus is User Experience and User Interface. Christos has studied Economics but it didn’t take him long to understand that he lives and breaths design and change his career from the bottom up. He has been working for startups, digital agencies and advertising for more than 10 years for various clients from around the globe before settling to VisionMobile. He still keeps his first computer -a Schneider Euro PC II- at his home desk.
Christina leads the analyst team and oversees all VisionMobile data projects (big or small!), from design to methodology, to analysis and insights generation. She is also behind VisionMobile’s outcome-based developer segmentation model, as well as the Developer Economics reports and DataBoard subscription services. While at VisionMobile, Christina has led data analysis, survey design and methodology for the ongoing Developer Economics research program, as well as several other primary research projects.
Prior to joining VisionMobile, Christina served as Customer Relationship Manager for the Household Lending Unit of EFG Eurobank Ergasias. Her role placed her in charge of defining a CLV-based approach to managing customers and designing & supervising all direct marketing campaigns.
Christina has more than 16 years of experience in statistical consulting, business & customer intelligence design, data mining and business analysis & forecasting. She holds an MSc in Statistics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a BSc in Economics & Statistics from the University of Bath.
As Sales Operations Manager at VisionMobile, Chris is part of the Sales team responsible for the sales and promotion of VisionMobile projects, and especially multi-sponsor projects, like Developer Economics. Apart from sales Chris is also responsible for several internal processes and the production of the VisionMobile reports. He is also involved in various research projects, specialising in market research and analysis.
Prior to VisionMobile, Chris was a Project Manager at Mobylla Hellas and an Executive Analyst Tester at European Telematic Group. He has also served as a Pre-Sales Engineer at Magellan Partners for several small-scale innovation projects. Chris has studied Business Administration with orientation in Marketing and International Relations at the Technological Educational Institute Of Piraeus.
David has over 18 years experience in commercial and legal strategy. David is also a Partner at Ignition Law – a London based legal practice providing commercial and legal advice to SMEs, start-ups and other entrepreneurs, with a particular emphasis on technology based businesses.
A recognised expert in the field, David regularly speaks at seminars on a wide range of corporate and entrepreneurial matters, including to the MBA Class at the London Business School, UCL postgraduate groups, and other European universities.
David is a Senior Developer at VisionMobile, working on different online tools using the latest web technologies. With a background in telecommunications he has worked for over ten years with different companies around the world providing development services on the Symbian platform. When Node.JS arrived he was quick to see the opportunity and has been developing for it ever since.
Dimitris Michalakos is the Web Technology Lead at VisionMobile. At VisionMobile, Dimitris is in charge of the Developer Economics portal (DeveloperEconomics.com) and also leads the company’s research on web technologies.
Dimitris is an engineer at heart. He enjoys breaking things apart to see how the work, except of course for his precious Firefox OS phone.
Data, data and more data, that sounds like magic in Eitan’s ears. From creating the backbones of VisionMobiles data structure to generating new insights from our wild information Eitan is all over the place with respect to how we handle data.
With a Masters degree in Computer Science and a vast experience in Data Science, Machine Learning and BI, Eitan has worked with some serious data intensive tasks, such as, fraud prevention and stock market trading.
On his free time Eitan enjoys his football passion with friends and is a devout fanatic of Barcelona FC.
Emilia is part of the marketing team, focused on building global partnerships and engaging developers, the web crawler for marketing. She also coordinates webinars and helps run several Developer Economics operations, including localisation and media presence. Her superpower lies in task micro-stretching, adding new and quirky ideas to tasks she gets her hands on.
Her educational background is in Financial Economics (University of Nottingham), which explains why she’s always referring to a budget. Has a developing interest in behaviourism and experimentation. When not working, she’ll be jogging, or trimming sails in the Saronic.
As a senior engineer at VisionMobile, Kosmas is involved in various projects, with an emphasis on the Developer Economics portal (DeveloperEconomics.com) and SDK analytics.
Mark has over 13 years of experience in mobile software across a variety of roles, however, he got his first computer at 4 years of age and wrote his first program at 7. He will probably always be a developer at heart. Armed with a Masters degree in Mathematics and a love of gadgets he decided mobile computing looked like a promising industry. Always slightly ahead of the market, he got started with an early GPRS protocol stack implementation. Rapid digital convergence provided opportunities to work on almost every aspect of a mobile device software stack at Panasonic, Fujitsu, Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung. He then got started in app development a little too early and wrote two technical books to help other developers.
Joining the ill-fated Symbian Foundation he had the fascinating opportunity to watch an industry being disrupted from the inside; both in a technical marketing role, interacting with OEMs and developers and as a Technology Manager working with silicon vendors. In the aftermath of Symbian's death he had a brief (and much more successful) return to independent app development before joining a startup mobile specialist agency where he ran engineering teams building apps and websites across all platforms.
A growing interest in economics and business models has led him to work with VisionMobile as a Business Analyst, whilst still keeping his development skills up to date on independent development and consulting projects. His breadth of technical knowledge combined with strong data literacy and writing skills leave him ideally placed to make in-depth analyses of the latest tools and technologies.
Matos is the Senior Program Manager of Developer Economics, overseeing the DE project, developer outreach, and strategic partnerships. He leads the developer outreach and DE operations team, growing the company’s developer community and developing relationships with key partners.
Matos was one of the first people to join the VisionMobile team, starting out as Marketing Manager. In that capacity, he helped lay the foundations for the company’s brand and reputation, creating awareness around VisionMobile’s research and reports.
He comes from a non-technical background, being a Physics and MBA graduate. His involvement in the tech industry started with VisionMobile and he accumulated experience in the field, having keynoted in several conferences – and even having tackled a few research projects himself.
Michael started his career working on first experimental 3G systems in Qualcomm. Later on Michael was part of several startups developing products in the areas of wireless, enterprise networking and mobile apps. Michael’s broad experience spans apps, developer ecosystems, mobile web, software platforms, handset architectures, cellular networks and wireless silicon. Michael actively participates in industry debate speaking at industry forums and blogging on strategy, platform business models and competition in tech.
At VisionMobile Michael works at the cross section of business models, economics and technology where he leads strategy practice for developer-centric business models in mobile and Internet of Things.
Nick is VisionMobile’s resident expert on WordPress, working on the company websites and internal monitoring tools. He’s been involved in at least three of the company’s websites, building the back-end, and quite often the front-end too. He has also been heavily involved in helping the company set up and track the right metrics to improve learning and performance. Lately, Nick has been expanding his knowledge into NodeJS and some of the major front-end frameworks.
Amongst other duties Sam is responsible for building all the dashboard products that accompany Vision Mobile's reports.
Sam's experience as a developer spans various industries such as Telecoms, Banking and Fintech. His desire to refocus his career on understanding the commercial/business side of the tech industry led him to Vision Mobile as the best place to contribute to the understanding of the developer economy: the engine driving today's tech business models
Sam is currently studying towards an MSc Economics with his alma mater Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
As Operations Manager for VisionMobile, Sarah is responsible for all things HR related from polices and processes to performance reviews. Sarah also looks after all of the day to day accounting & financial reporting. Prior to VisionMobile, Sarah worked for a multi-national firm of Accountants as their National Training Officer. When not working, Sarah enjoys nothing more than playing her Cello & Piano or walking in the countryside. Sarah is currently studying her CIPD Level 5.
Sofia is responsible for Marketing with a focus on growth techniques and objectives. Her role includes design and implementation of marketing campaigns in a wide range of channels, content production, PR and social media management.
Academically , Sofia started off on the theoretical path, studying English Language & Literature for her first degree, followed up by a Diplome d’Universite in Translation. Then she switched to Management and got her MSc from the University of Bath.
Sofia has been around the broader sector of Online Media and E-business for almost a decade with a variety of roles mainly in the areas, of Project Management and Digital Marketing.
When not working , Sofia dances, travels and listens to music .
Stijn is the lead Internet of Things researcher in the VisionMobile analyst team. He has authored over 20 reports and research notes on mobile and the Internet of Things. As a senior business analyst, Stijn focuses on understanding how technology becomes value-creating innovation, how business models affect market dynamics, and the consequences of this for corporate strategy.
Stijn holds a master degree in electronics engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven and an MBA from Athens University of Economics and Business. He has over 10 years experience as an engineer, product manager, strategist and business analyst.
As part of the Marketing team and one of the voices behind the newsletter and site announcements, Vanessa is involved with the marketing and promotional activities at VisionMobile and the Developer Economics portal (DeveloperEconomics.com). She also manages the prize draws for the Developer Economics surveys. Internally, Vanessa is responsible for team training and other operational activities.
Prior to VisionMobile, Vanessa has worked in both the healthcare and photography industry in a number of roles that has provided her with a diverse range of skills and knowledge. She has a strong interest in internet marketing and has been involved in launching a number of websites relating to holistic health, food and gardening.
When not working Vanessa can be found pottering around in the garden or cooking a hearty meal. She has a love for natural health and the organic lifestyle but is also quite partial to a slice of unhealthy cake!