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Interview with Mr. Masaru Tange, President of Shift Inc.,

Tokyo
May 10, 2017 / 6:30 PM

About this event

"At SHIFT, we bring such kind of talented persons together for making our contribution valuable to the world. This is what I call the "Redistribution of knowledge" and it is a trait of SHIFT. Japanese people in the era of rapid economic growth had pursued how things were made effectively, I call this period as the "How" era."...Mr. Tange Masaru

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Masaru Tange (SHIFT, Inc.)

Masaru Tange

SHIFT, Inc.

Mr. Masaru Tange is a Venture Partner at Draper Nexus Venture Partners. Mr. Tange founded Shift, Inc. in 2005 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He served as the President of Shift, Inc. until June 05, 2016. Mr. Tange serves as Representative Director at Shift, Inc. He joined Incs Inc. in 2000, where one of his outstanding achievements was that he started their IT business and strategy consulting department with only two members, developed it into its main business with a team of 140 consultants and generated annual revenue of five billion yen in five years. Mr. Tange graduated from Kyoto University Graduate School.

"I believe that the talent a person is born with, shapes his or her ability to a great extent. In fact the reality is, not everyone is a born genius. In order to compensate the imbalance, I believe people who are innately talented should work ten times or a hundred times harder for our society. Their talent is not theirs alone but belongs to everybody.

At SHIFT, we bring such kind of talented persons together for making our contribution valuable to the world. This is what I call the "Redistribution of knowledge" and it is a trait of SHIFT. Japanese people in the era of rapid economic growth had pursued how things were made effectively, I call this period as the "How" era.

I think Japan, in the future, needs to give importance to 'What' - What we create, instead of How we create. And, I founded SHIFT with the idea that we can shift from a set of values that emphasized on Production and GDP to a new set of values where people can live a more desirable lifestyle."

1974年広島県に生まれる。2000年京都大学大学院 工学研究科機械物理工学修了。株式会社インクス(現 SOLIZE株式会社)に入社。たった3名のコンサルティング部門を、5年で50億、140人のコンサルティング部隊に成長させ、コンサルティング部門を牽引。2005年9月、コンサルティング部門マネージャーを経て、株式会社SHIFTを設立。代表取締役に就任。2014年11月に、東証マザーズ上場。海外展開も含め、更なる事業拡大を意欲的に進める。

SHIFTのビジョンの源泉、それは

「日本人にしか思いつかないもので世界と勝負したい」

「かつて、ものづくりで世界を圧倒した“Made in Japan品質”で、

もう一度世界にインパクトを与えたい」

という想いでした。

日本の品質保証の技術は、世界でもトップクラスであることは

確固たる事実であり、誇るべきことです。

そして、製品・サービスが日々改良され、

新しいものが生み出される限り、品質保証も製品以上の進化が必要です。

人々の日々の生活をより豊かに。

“ソフトウェアにおける品質保証”という観点から

私たちにしか出来ない事があります。

日本における「あたりまえ品質」の向上、

またそんな「Made in Japan品質」の世界への浸透を目指し、

これからも成長してまいります。

Date and Time
May 10, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Address
Pivotal, Roppongi Hills
20F Roppongi Hills 6-10-1 Roppongi
Tokyo, 1066120
 
Agenda
06:30 PM Networking and Food
07:30 PM Fireside Chat
08:30 PM Networking
 

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