The Era of Developers as Business Model Extenders
Digital incumbents from Amazon to Xiaomi are redefining globalization using ecosystems, business models, and products that break industry boundaries. VisionMobile’s CEO, Andreas Constantinou explains how these incumbents rely on developers to extend products and business models across industries, from communications to insurance.
Andreas Constantinou is director and founder of VisionMobile and oversees its growth and strategy. 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 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, U.K. He is passionate about mapping the trends that will shape how people communicate, work, and play.