Queue Inc.

CEO

Naoto Shibata

Naoto Shibata
A new “brain” for client companies

Today, a diverse range of software services are being created and released into the world, and we expect the number of new businesses in the same fields to increase further in the future. Queue Inc. will continue working proactively to form partnerships with more companies and accelerate the development of our presence as a third-party for new business operations in fields where software is not yet being utilized effectively. We want to continue creating new solutions that do not yet exist in the world, so that clients will come to recognize Queue as the natural choice for new software-related business.

Name
Queue Inc.
Headquarters
2-17-5 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Founded
2016
Type of business
Software development and IT solutions business
url
https://www.queue-inc.com/
Queue’s wide-ranging area of expertise includes development of systems, web and mobile applications, machine learning and blockchains. The pace of advancement in modern communications technologies and information processing speeds is accelerating year by year, and services are diversifying as a consequence of this. From a global perspective, however, we occasionally come across companies that have fallen behind this sense of speed in embracing these advancements. In other words, there is room in all areas of society for new software-related businesses to enter the market.

In actual fact, as demonstrated by examples such as our company’s joint development (in association with The University of Tokyo Hospital) of an automated diagnosis system for spotting the signs of glaucoma, there is still plenty of room for IT-driven technological innovations in specialist fields such as medical care. Recently, we have formed a partnership with a professional soccer team based in Shibuya, Tokyo, and are focusing our energies into the field of sports technology. Looking ahead, I think that there is still lots of room for new technologies to enter a wide range of fields including medicine, sports, and beauty, and I want us to fulfill the role of a third-party organization to accept new demand for such needs.

In terms of technology aspects, too, there are many products which have yet to be released because although the companies developing them have an idea for app development they do not have the manpower or financial resources to employ a dedicated team of developers. The ones applying their abilities to solve these kinds of issues are our engineers. Most engineers working at Queue joined our team from a different field of business. Some of them were bankers, others were researchers in the field of sports tech. I myself also have a track record engaging in numerous joint research products in other industries. We have extensive knowledge of other fields. In other words, you could say that we are not just a group of engineers, but rather a group of engineers installed with an array of knowledge and expertise from all manner of different fields.

It is precisely because we are such a diverse group with multiple perspectives and viewpoints that we are able to create more specifically tailored products, and to utilize our communication capabilities from the planning stages of each project. We have confidence in our speed in progressing from planning to actual implementation, and the added advantage of having the interactive communication and planning capabilities required of engineers in this modern era to be another major strength. Enabling companies to make use of these capabilities as a third-party service provider makes it possible to shorten delivery times which would have originally been three months down to even just a single month. We believe that this ability to become a new “brain” for our client companies gives meaning to of our existence as a software engineering collective.

Thinking from a broader perspective, we would also like to change the way in which engineers work and deliver their services in general. By forming partnerships with various industries and companies, we must provide an environment in which our engineers can accumulate more practical experience, create opportunities for individual engineers to build track records of work for which they are credited by name wherever possible, and link that to establishing a way of working that will give engineers greater job satisfaction.
For example, with regard to salary payment, instead of adopting a top-down approach and determining everything internally, it is more rational to adopt a style in which the value of our engineers is determined as the market ascertains their value as human resources, through our partnerships with various companies. We believe that this is the business model that will give our engineers the boost that is required for them to become the human resources that are needed by society; and that as society’s demand for software development continues to increase, we must be the ones to show a way of working that will become the new industry standard.

Looking ahead, there will be blistering advancements in IT not only in Japan, but also in other regions such as Asia and Northern Europe. International borders are of no consequence in our field of expertise, and I want us to set our eyes on global development by keeping our eyes and ears constantly peeled as I myself am doing, such as by conducting user surveys in Indonesia.
For that reason, too, we must first work proactively to form alliances with other companies, and continue to install assets and expertise that can act as a stepping stone to those developments. In order to create new things that do not yet exist in the world, we must continue to be the kind of engineers that are needed by society.

Naoto Shibata
Naoto Shibata

*Information accurate as of time of publication.

Queue Inc.

CEO
Naoto Shibata