Hey, I am André
I am a co-founder and the CTO of Okomo, a Switzerland-based SaaS startup which empowers companies to have meaningful personal interactions with their customers and prospects on online channels. I am also a part-time postdoc at the University of Zurich, where I’ve earned my PhD degree in 2019 and data scientist at MIT Coaching. My research interests lie in developers’ productivity and work, and in creating tools that foster productivity at work by using persuasive technologies such as self-monitoring and goal-setting.
During my PhD, I’ve built a tool, PersonalAnalytics, which increases developers’ awareness about work and productivity and helps them to come up with productive behavior changes. In collaboration with ABB, we’ve built the FlowLight, a traffic-light like system that successfully reduces interruptions at the workplace that happen at inopportune moments.
Previously, I’ve interned with Microsoft Research (Redmond, US) twice and visited the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) as a visiting researcher. During my studies, I’ve worked at MIT Cloud Innovation for ~9.5 years. There, I’ve worked on amazing projects, such as TouchMountain (Augmented Reality app to recognize peaks worldwide) and Picturex (a secure and private B2C and B2B photo exchange service), and served the Board of Directors for ~2.5 years.
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André N. Meyer is a Co-Founder and the CTO of Okomo, a postdoc at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and Data Scientist at MIT Coaching. His research interests lie in developers’ productivity and work, and in creating tools that foster productivity at work by using persuasive technologies such as self-monitoring and goal-setting. He previously worked at Microsoft Research (Redmond, USA) and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). He loves to spend his spare time in the mountains and to track down great burger/sushi restaurants.