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The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon
Lectures & Networking
Members Only
Executive Insights with Mr. Taro Shimada, CEO of Toshiba Corporation
The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon
4-1-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku
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6,600 yen
03.04.2024 · 12:00
03.04.2024 · 14:00

Departure into a New Era - The Future of Digital, AI and Quantum


We would like to invite you to our Executive Insights event featuring a keynote by Mr. Taro Shimada, Representative Director, Corporate Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer at Toshiba Corporation.

The event and Mr. Shimada’s keynote will outline what innovations in the general digital realm, AI as well as Quantum technologies are to be expected and how they will transform and impact the future of businesses worldwide.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at our event.

Date and Venue

Wednesday, 3rd April 2024, 12:00 - 14:00 (JST)
Door open at 11:45

The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon | 2F, Meeting Studios III & IV
4-1-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001


About our Keynote Speaker

Taro Shimada

Representative Director, Corporate Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer

Toshiba Corporation

Taro Shimada joined Toshiba in October 2018 as Corporate Digital Business Chief Strategy Officer, and in April 2019 became Chief Digital Officer, responsible for Toshiba’s digital transformation and for strategic business creation and promotion. He was appointed CEO & Representative Director of Toshiba Data Corporation in February 2020, and President and CEO of Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation in April 2020. In March 2022, Mr. Shimada was appointed to take the reins at Toshiba, as President & CEO, and Corporate Officer, President & CEO in December 2023.

Mr. Shimada’s diverse experience in hardware development includes commercial aircraft; process consultation for industry; and product life cycle management. An expert in factory automation and digitization, he has advised many of Japan’s leading manufacturers. He is also an advisor to the Robot Revolution & Industrial IoT Initiative and the IoT Acceleration Lab, and has contributed to Industrie 4.0 in Germany and Connected Industries in Japan.

He began his career in1990, working on aircraft design at ShinMaywa Industries Ltd. In 1999 he joined Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, a part of Siemens, which led to a series of progressively senior posts in Japan and at Siemens HQ in Germany. Prior to joining Toshiba, he was Executive Operating Officer at Siemens K.K. Mr. Shimada has been a guest professor at Otemon Gakuin University in Osaka, Japan, since April 2020. In May 2022, he was appointed Chairman of Q-STAR (Quantum Strategic Industry Alliance for Revolution), a consortium that promotes business creation with quantum technologies.

Mr. Shimada relaxes by playing the drums and enjoys all genres of music.

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Felix von Helden

Felix von Helden

Head of Department
Member Relations


Taro Shimada

Representative Director, Corporate Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer
Toshiba Corporation