Kei Shimada (JP) is a Japanese American entrepreneur and an award winning innovation leader. He focuses on world first, region first and industry first projects, having led teams to develop Japan’s de facto national database of evacuation shelters, produced the world’s first AI classic concert at Ars Electronica that won a Silver Lion at the Cannes Festival and created the world’s first smart speaker that won a CES Innovation Award. He was most recently Managing Director of R/GA’s Tokyo office, and previously the leader of the Digital Makers Lab at IBM Japan and the Global Innovation Director at Dentsu. Kei is also one of Japan’s most active global keynote speakers having spoken in approximately 40 countries, and also contributes as pitch mentor for the Japan chapter of the world’s largest accelerator Plug and Play. He was also appointed one of three official evangelists assisting the Prime Minister’s Office in their promotion and business development the homegrown QZSS global positioning satellite. He is a graduate of Waseda University and with an Executive MBA degree from Quantic School of Business and Technology.