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May 11, 2016 12:59 ET

Canvas CEO James Quigley Honored With IT Hero Award at 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 Awards

Quigley Recognized for Accomplishments in Service to the Non-Profit Sector With Canvas Ante Up Program

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - May 11, 2016) -  Canvas CEO James Quigley was honored as the IT Hero Award recipient at this year's InformationWeek Elite 100 Awards for his commitment to helping others in his community. Quigley was presented with the award during the InformationWeek Elite 100 Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 3.

The IT Hero Award recognizes leadership and service within the tech community and honors those who demonstrate the ability to collaborate, adapt and thrive in an ever-changing and increasingly challenging technology landscape. Quigley was recognized for this work on the Canvas Ante Up program, which encourages employees to adopt a not-for-profit company that can benefit from the power of using Canvas mobile apps for data collection and sharing.

"The importance of company culture and empathy play a big part of who we are at Canvas. It's such an honor to be recognized with the IT Hero Award, and a real validation of our team's hard work and dedication," said James Quigley, CEO and co-founder of Canvas. "We strive to create a sense of purpose at Canvas that allows the people who make up the fabric of our culture to feel empowered to achieve their own goals. It's the importance of creating a culture of empathy that puts the feelings and needs of others ahead of business strategy, with the end goal being to drive change and positively evolve the company in innovative ways that goes well beyond the bottom line."

"This year, we listened to our attendees who said they wanted to learn more from the IT rock stars who populate our Elite 100 list by making them central to our conference program," said Brian Gillooly, InformationWeek Elite 100 Conference Co-Chair and VP of Event Content & Strategy for UBM. "By doing so, we were able to not just tell their stories, but also allow our attendees to network directly with the people driving the very IT innovation that shapes our industry."

This is InformationWeek's 28th year identifying and honoring the nation's most innovative users of information technology. The InformationWeek Elite 100 research tracks the technology-based investments, strategies, and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights the power of business technology innovation. 

Additional details on the InformationWeek IT Hero Award can be found online at: http://conference.informationweek.com/IT-hero-award

About Canvas
Canvas is a cloud-based software service that enables businesses to replace expensive and inefficient paper forms with powerful apps on their smartphones and tablets. Canvas enables users to collect information using mobile devices, share that information and easily integrate with existing backend systems. Canvas also offers the first business-only application store of its kind, with 18,000+ pre-built, fully customizable apps that work on all mobile platforms and serve 30+ vertical markets. Every Canvas app is customizable by the end user and can incorporate functionality such as GPS, image capture, dispatch, barcode scanning, electronic signatures, push notifications and access to business data such as parts catalogs, price lists and patient records.

To date, Canvas has automated millions of manual processes and replaced over 30 tons of paper for businesses, making it one of the fastest growing mobile app services in the world. To learn more, visit www.GoCanvas.com.

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