The GoCanvas Blog: Notes from our CEO

By: James W Quigley February 13, 2019

Investing in Our Future, Faster

You may have heard we recently received a round of investment from K1, an experienced investor in B2B SaaS organizations. What’s the impact of this development, why now, and what’s the bottom line? Allow us to explain…

By: James W Quigley October 8, 2017

The New GoCanvas is Here!

For the release of our 9th major platform iteration, we are announcing two major updates that help us deliver maximum value to our subscribers. Read on for more details. 

By: James W Quigley September 8, 2017

An Open Letter to Virginia’s Leadership – Regarding our Innovation Economy

I recently wrote an open letter to the future political leadership of our great Commonwealth.   This letter has now been signed by over 40 area Innovation Leaders / CEO's and growing.  

By: James W Quigley August 2, 2016

Empathy Drives Design

Check out a few notes from our CEO, James Quigley, on why empathy was so important in the design and development of GoCanvas 8. 

By: Jason Peck September 29, 2015

TechCrunch Article – Embrace, Don’t Fear, Shadow IT

Check out this article that our CEO & Co-Founder, James Quigley, wrote for TechCrunch.

By: James W Quigley December 5, 2014

Why Every Business Needs a Culture of Empathy

Empathy isn't about lip service: it's a differentiator in business. 

By: James W Quigley March 5, 2013

Getting to Know GoCanvas – Our Culture, Structure, How We Get Things Done (aka New Candidate Tips)

This has been an exciting ride – a one of a kind journey being a part of the GoCanvas team.  We are a fast growing, dynamic start-up delivering a service that has become global with businesses in the most eclectic industries connecting organizations with their workers, customers and partners in new and powerful ways.  With that growth, comes our need to bring on a steady stream of super talented new GoCanvas team members.   For some, working at any start-up can be a culture shock and GoCanvas adds some unique twists that for some will make it their dream job and for others…well lets just say we screen lots of people.   Read more about my top five things you need to know before applying to become part of our collaborative team. 

By: James W Quigley September 24, 2012

GoCanvas World Tour…  First Stop Australia!  October 19 – November 2, 2012

We couldn't be more proud of the amazing fast growing usage of GoCanvas.  On the list of “amazing” is that organizations and individuals using GoCanvas is not a local but rather a global phenomenon.  With that in mind we have some big plans to take our mission of connecting businesses to their employees and customers remotely and digitally and make it even more accessible around the world.   Learn more here how to meet me GoCanvas down under and take your own business mobile in minutes!

By: James W Quigley August 20, 2012

Welcome to the new GoCanvas Website!

Just a quick note to Welcome you to the new GoCanvas Website.   Everything has changed from a look and feel perspective, but all the great features of GoCanvas are here. 

By: James W Quigley July 26, 2012

Everything is About to Change. GoCanvas Releasing Many New Features, Starting with new UX! Big News!

As CEO of GoCanvas I can tell you I am one of our biggest fans and always incredibly jazzed by what we do and where we are going.   But I think when you get a chance to see what we are up to, I know you will be equally in love with where we are going. 

Over the next month we are introducing a whole new set of dramatic updates and features that are centered around the refocus of our company vision and mission.  During this time period, I will be personally introducing you to some of these updates and features I can promise you they are going to change everything.  The first major update is a completely new User Experience (UX) which will be evident with our brand new company website and mobile app.   Learn more here..

By: James W Quigley June 25, 2012

User Experience is Everything: The Pininfarina Coke Machine

As engineers we often get lost in what works, which may not be completely intuitive. ‘The Pininfarina Coke Machine is an amazing example of UX that is not only intuitive, but also delights. 

By: James W Quigley March 16, 2012

GoCanvas Is Growing! Doubles Our Mobile App Representative Team and More

Thanks to the amazing support of our subscriber community – GoCanvas has and continues to experience amazing growth.  In line with that we continue to expand our inside team who are there to help get our subscribers up and going, getting the most out of the GoCanvas experience.   Learn more about some of the other amazing milestones we have recently passed. 

By: James W Quigley February 19, 2012

The Mobile Address Book Scandal: Our Rule of Thumb – Do The Right Thing!

The recent scandal on mobile apps stripping one’s address book, is rightly causing a stir.   We at GoCanvas have a rule of thumb with everything we do – Do The Right Thing!  Learn more about how GoCanvas uses the Address Book on your device to best serve you, and not us. 

By: James W Quigley February 2, 2012

Even Barbie Uses a Tablet For Business! Cultures Shift, Kids See How They Will Work in the Future

This next generation coming up is already viewing dramatic changes in how they will interact and collect data in the work place. 
Sure mom and dad have a tablet or smartphone, but even Barbie now uses a tablet at work.  Well at least Fashion Barbie.  Our guess she visited GoCanvas first, but we are a little biased. Read More Here. 

By: James W Quigley December 11, 2011

We Have Moved Offices!  New GoCanvas Offices Allows For More Growth and Collaboration!

We are all very excited to move into our new offices located right across the street from Reston Town Center in Reston, Virginia.  We have also partnered with weMedia in launching weSpace a collaborative co-working space for other start-ups.  Learn more Canvas Headquarters Reston Virginiahere…

By: James W Quigley October 20, 2011

3 Reasons why the new iOS 5 Release Will Sell Even More iPads to Businesses

Last week, Apple released the latest version of Apple’s iOS for iPhone and iPad – iOS 5.  This news was somewhat lost in the record breaking sales of the iPhone 4GS, but the release of iOS 5 silently represented one of the biggest upgrades to the OS for ios5 for ipad and iphone is a big upgrade for businessesbusiness users.  Here are the top 3 reasons why this release may further increase the deployment of iPads and iPhones to businesses. 

By: James W Quigley October 17, 2011

The History of the Consumerization of Mobile Technology (Part I)

The “Consumerization” of technology is the buzz word du jour, but for those of us in the mobile technology space this is a revolution that has been many years in the making and it wasn’t Apple nor the iPhone that launched the first volley.  BlackBerry 950

By: James W Quigley October 5, 2011

Saying Goodbye to a Mentor I Never Met

When I was a kid… I was the one who had people roll their eyes when I would stand up and give my report on my heroes Steve Jobs and Woz.  Even though I have never met “Employee 0” at Apple… he has been a mentor and inspiration for me and ultimately our company GoCanvas.