Kei Shimada

Kei Shimada

Director of Innovation at IBM Innovation and Incubation Labs.

Kei is a Japanese American entrepreneur from New York. After working for global companies big and small to shape his unique yet diverse professional skill sets, he successfully launched and ran one of Japan’s first multinational mobile strategy firms, Infinita.

Throughout his career, Kei has focused on helping companies around the globe redefine existing product and service strategies, develop and execute market entry strategies, enhance existing revenue streams or create new ones from the ground up.

Kei is currently Associate Partner at IBM and the founding member of IBM’s newly established lab where he is responsible for both leading the digital transformation of clients and spearheading the creation of new solutions and business models through the use of new technology. Areas covered are AI (Augmented Intelligence), Biometrics, Drones, Fashion Tech, IoT, Mobility, Quantum Computing, LBS, Robotics, Smart Homes / Cities, VR/MR/AR and Wearables.