Respondent organizations and designations
182 respondents completed the survey. They were asked for their organization and designation as optional plain text fields.
Designations were normalized to group equivalent roles and are represented in this word cloud:
These normalized designations were further classified by whether they represent positions of authority:
- Authority: Senior Manager, Product Manager, Founder, Director, CEO, Co-founder, Founder, CTO, and similar
- Authority: Data Scientist, Senior Data Scientist, Product Designer and similar
- Not authority: All other designations including Software Engineer, Developer and Consultant
The resulting split:
Organization names were normalized for typos and legal suffixes and to expand commonly used abbreviations, and were then categorized by size into small, medium and large:
- Small: less than $10m in revenue or funding, or fewer than 100 employees
- Medium: $10m–$100m in revenue or funding, or 100–500 employees
- Large: more than $100m in revenue or funding, or more than 500 employees
Some organizations could not be identified from the public record. The resulting distribution:
|Organization size||Authority||Not authority||Total||% Authority|
167 of 182 respondents identified 137 distinct organizations. Some organizations had more than one respondent.
|Organization size||Respondents||= 1||= 2||= 3||> 3|
Respondents were also asked to choose from a predefined list of technology domain areas they felt their organizations operated under:
Question 6: Technology domain area(s) of your organization (Multiple choice)
- Fin-Tech (Banking, Finance, Insurance, Lending, Insurance etc) (V1)
- Data Security (Infrastructure Security, Tools, Products etc.) (V2)
- Big Data (Large data processors, AI, ML) (V3)
- Services and Consultancy (for clients) (V4)
- Social networking/Media (V5)
- Mobile Application development/services (V6)
- Gaming and Entertainment (V7)
- Others (Descriptive answers) (V8)
From this, we infer:
The sample represents a broad base of views rather than that of a narrow segment.
The survey sample has a bias towards small and medium organizations (SMEs; 110/182 respondents), and towards authority roles (121/182).
These biases combine to create a stronger representation for authority roles in small and medium organizations (83/114), representing their views better than authority roles in large organizations.