Ken Shitamoto

MS, Sr. Director IT, Gilead Sciences


Ken Shitamoto leads the IT quality engineering function at Gilead Sciences, which performs software quality assurance (testing), validation, and infrastructure qualification. He is a multi-disciplined professional with extensive experience in quality engineering, quality management, project management, and software development. He has been in the biopharmaceutical space since 1993 and has worked both on the manufacturer, vendor, and consulting sides of the business. Additionally, he has also performed over 100 GXP computer systems compliance audits globally. He holds a BA Molecular Cell Biology and MS Computer Science and from UC Berkeley and San Jose State University respectively. He is an avid supporter of the American Lung Association, and Ken and his daughter have raised over 130K dollars to fight lung disease.