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William Saito The Technology Guru

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.

 

Vincent Parascandola’s Impressive Career and Accomplishments

Vincent Parascandola is the Senior Executive Vice President at AXA Advisors which is part of AXA Insurance Company. Vincent joined AXA in 2005 and has gone through various levels of management.

He attended Xaverian HS before joining Pace University, Lubin School of Business in New York where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

His career kicked off in 1986 when he worked as a system analyst for Irvin Trust Company for two years. He, later on, became an agent for Prudential Insurance and also served for two years. In 1990, he joined The MONY Group where he worked as a Financial Professional for three years before becoming the Sales Manager of the same company. He served in this position for four years, and in 1996, he was made the Managing Director, a post he served for two years. In 1998, he became the new Field Vice President, a position he held for seven years.

In 2005, he decided to change his environment and joined AXA Equitable as the Executive Vice President. He held this office for two years and eight months before he became the President – Advantage Group of the same company. His influence within the leadership of AXA allowed him to become the next President of the Northern Division. He served in this position for one year before he became the President of Continental Division. He stayed in this office for three and a half years and in 2013, he was promoted to Chief Sales Officer and President of Continental Division. His impressive leadership skills within AXA impressed, and he was made Senior Executive Vice President of AXA US, a position he held since 2014 to present.

As the Senior Executive Vice President, he is responsible for developing and facilitating the growth of over 225 financial professionals. He is in charge of recruiting as well as training the firm’s new advisors. He is also tasked with improving the productive capabilities of the company to boost and grow Sales and maintain an acceptable profit margin. He oversees operations in Manasquan, Morrison, and Woodbridge. He is the recipient of Career Development Award from GAMA and also a speaker.