William Hiroyuki Saito’s name did not escape the eyes of Nikkei as they named him on top 100 lists of the most influential people in Japan. Born on March 23, 1971, William Saito is an eminent Japanese American businessman who has specialized in cybersecurity.
He is a very skillful programmer who began coding in elementary school. By the time his secondary education was over, William Hiroyuki was able to launch a software startup. After joining the University of California to pursue the biomedical science career, William Saito upgraded his startup to I/O Software Company. I/O Software was popularly known after it produced figure print recognition software for Sonny Company, which he sold it to Microsoft.
William Saito’s skills in technology continued to improve and get recognition in the whole world. In 1998, William Saito was crowned the title of Entrepreneur of the year by both NASDAQ and USA Today. He was one of the most skilled people in biometric technology, cybersecurity, and encryption.
His venture capitalist journey started when he relocated from the USA to Japan. He created many start-ups with the most notable being InTecur consultancy firm, which specialized in identifying and nurturing innovative technologies, developing global talents and helping entrepreneurs to become more successful. His effort made him get named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Program.
In 2011, the national diet committee appointed William Saito as technology officer when they were investigating Fukushima Daiichi nuclear calamity. In this role, William Saito’s main work was to offer IT and technical support. His support to the nation was appreciated a lot.
William Saito becomes an advisor on cybersecurity for different Japanese sectors. The most notable is when he advised Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, cabinet officials, and ministry of economy, trade, and industry. He was also appointed to accompany Shinzo Abe on his tour to Silicon Valley.
William Saito is currently CEO of InTecur Company. He has used the philosophy of understanding failure as a fundamental requirement for one to be innovative then employ persistence in what you are doing until you perfect. He has emphasized that information security and cybersecurity out to be embraced by any company which to remain competitive in the market.