Janel Garvin is the CEO of Evans Data Corp. She founded the company in 1998 in order to fill a need for in-depth research into software development trends and adoption patterns amongst developers that was entirely lacking in the industry before Evans Data Corp, and which Evans Data Corp to this day exclusively supplies. Janel is currently actively involved with Evans Data’s syndicated surveys into emerging technologies and platforms. She also directs private competitive intelligence studies for clients and advises on tactical marketing to developers. The expanding reach of the platform ecology as the world becomes more interconnected is a particular interest. Before founding Evans Data Corp Janel spent eight years in the software development tools industry and launched some of the best known IDEs, compilers and performance tools for companies such as DEC, Borland, and Symantec.