James Quigley is the CEO & Co-Founder of Canvas, a Virginia-based company that is transforming how colleagues connect with each other and interact with customers in an increasingly mobile first workplace. James has a long history of building successful wireless companies. Prior to Canvas, he was Vice President and Managing Director at inCode Wireless, which was later acquired by VeriSign. Other successful start-ups with which he has worked include Aether Systems, Orbcomm, and Peak Technologies (formerly a division of R.R. Donnelley).
James has won numerous awards for corporate leadership, including being named one of 2012’s Top 50 CEOs by the Center for Innovative Technology, one of the top 20 global executives in his field by CLO Magazine and the World Supply Chain Forum, and one of the top 15 DC start-up CEOs to follow on Twitter. In 2007, his team designed and delivered a mobile solution that was used for tracking deadly global pandemics, an application that ultimately won the Motorola Wireless Solution of the Year Award.