Surviving and Thriving in the Rapidly Changing Digital Tech Industry


In the ever-changing landscape of digital industry, firms constantly strive to stay a step ahead of the game. CEO of Shift (major player in $45B USD software testing market) and COO of Gumi (known name in the $36B USD market) to share their insights on leading organizations through change.


Please note that this event will be held in Japanese.


Shift, Inc. Chief Executive Officer:  MASARU TANGE


Gradutangeated Masters of Science from Applied Physics, Kyoto University Mechanical Engineering Department. Joined Incs, Inc. (Current Solize, Inc.) Built from a 3 member consulting team to a 5B JPY business (housing staff of 140) in five years. Established Shift, Inc. in September 2005. As CEO, led the company to IPO in November 2014. Expanding business overseas and diversification to frontier realms.丹下大



Gumi, Inc. Chief Operations Officer:  HIROYUKI KAWAMOTO


Graduated Bachelors from Kyoto University Economics Department. Joined Development Bank of Japan in April 2002. Joined Gumi as Business Development Executive in 2011. Assumes Chief Operating Officer and Representative Director in July 2018, leading its business.


Moderator: Kay Deguchi

Graduate of Tokyo University and Harvard Business School. Became first female board member at GE Plastics Japan. Has more than 15 years in healthcare industry, including President and Representative Director at artificial joints and biotech firms. Currently co-owns Ochanomizu Rehabilitation Clinic. Outside board member for several companies. Professor at Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business.


Schedule of Events

Date: July 31st, 2019

    19:30-20:50 Opening (Doors open:19:00)

     19:30-20:30 Presentation by Shift CEO and Gumi COO

20:30-21:00 Panel Discussions and Q&A

Venue:  Roppongi Hills Academy Hills (Roppongi Hills 49F)

Language: Japanese


For inquiries, please email to either Kay Deguchi at  or Victor Stone at