William Saito is a well-known Japanese-American technology expert and entrepreneur. He started his career in Information technology at a tender age of 10 as an intern in a brokerage firm. He attended the University of California, Riverside between 1988 to 1992 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. In 1993 he enrolled in the same school to study Advanced management program under Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management.
In 1994, William Saito continued with his education at the University of California, Riverside studying Executive Management Program. During his study as an undergraduate in November 1991, he founded his first company. It was a software company named I/O Software Inc. which basically was formed in his university dorm. The company evolved very fast and began to offer diversified software solutions to electronic companies around the world.
The company developed algorithms, authentication and unique security systems that significantly impacted the IT world. The company offered IT solutions to some of the biggest corporation in the It world including Microsoft. The company operated for eleven years and later sold to Microsoft in 2000.
From 2007 to 2011 William Saito was an advisor in Innovation and ventures in Tokyo, Japan. He also led in designing and implementing computer networks in Japan between 2011 and 2012. He has held so many roles in cybersecurity around the world including Washington D.C and Singapore. He eventually settled in Japan where he is the Chief Executive Officer of Intecur an IT consultancy firm.
William Saito has vast experience in the software industry. He was enthusiastic about computers from an early age and worked on various projects in collaboration with various companies like Datastorm Technologies. His fame spread and Japanese companies started approaching him to translate and make software. A visit by NEC Company from Japan and other companies prompted him to rent an office and do the business seriously. He helped Sony come up with fingerprint/biometric technology.
Apart from success as an entrepreneur he also served other interests. For instance, he served as a board member of the global shapers community at World Economic Forum from 2012 for 6 years. His expertise also led to his appointment as an advisory board member at PwC Japan from 2013-2017. He has been nominated as a special adviser so many times at different companies, especially on cybersecurity.