William Saito is an entrepreneur who is of Japanese-American descent. He previously worked as the former cybersecurity expert for the Japanese and he was also a strategic advisor. William Saito started a venture in computer security while he was still a student in junior high school. While in the university in 1991, he developed his firm as I/O Software. The company was able to innovate many new technologies such as the development of a display in Japanese characters which was written in English.
William Saito also developed a software which recognized fingerprints and he sold it to Sony. In 2000 a partnership was formed between Microsoft and I/O to adapt and get new ideas to advance the Microsoft Windows. Later William Saito decided to sell the I/O Software business to Microsoft where he sold it with all its assets. After he sold the company he moved and went to settle in Japan where he ventured in other startups which were all software based. During the World Economic Forum, he earned the title of a Young Global Leader.
At one time William Saito worked as the cybersecurity advisor to a Prime Minister. He had previously been the advisor to the Cabinet Office and also had advised the Ministry of Economy. William Saito went on a trip with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Silicon Valley where he met with leaders of major technology firms. Due to his renowned skills and innovativeness William Saito was appointed to work as the strategic advisor of the Japan Airlines.
William Saito has written several books which expand more on the world of technology. He explains how the internet was slow in the 1980s compared to today. William Saito was a board member of The Japan Times and he has also had the opportunity to serve as an advisor to companies such as Hakuhodo and Fast Retailing. William Saito was also at one time appointed to provide IT support to the National Diet Committee after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster happened.
He has also been given the role to serve as a member of the technical team working to ensure that the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics did not experience technical hitches. He also served as an advisor in several high profiled government organisations such as The Ministry of Trade and Economy.