Greg Raiz founded Raizlabs in 2003 with a vision to create awesome software. Greg is a leader in the Boston technology and mobile community and has worked on a wide range of problems.
Greg got his start at Microsoft as a program manager on Windows XP. After that, he moved back to Boston and founded Raizlabs with a focus on user experience. For the first four years, Raizlabs concentrated on designing interfaces for web applications. Then, in 2007, Apple released the iPhone:
“The iPhone was the perfect platform for us. We had spent years crafting experiences and designing software. Here was a platform that not only made it easy, but made it fun.”
Our first app was launched within a month of the AppStore unveiling, rocketing to the top of the charts. One soon became two, and two soon became dozens.
Greg is active in the mobile and design community, in Boston and beyond. He founded DrinksOnTap.org and has spoken on mobile tech at many universities and events including MIT, MobileMonday, Harvard Business School, Bentley and Olin, as well as for companies like Microsoft, Fidelity, Staples and others. He has served as vice chair of BostonCHI and secretary of the usability group, UPA Boston. He is currently growing Raizlabs and incubating a new mobile service called AppBlade.com.
Greg Raiz can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. His personal blog, Greg’s Head, covers interface design, mobile technology and user experience topics. He can also be found on Twitter as @graiz.