A leading expert in the fields of encryption, biometric technologies, and authentication; William Saito began work on commercial software programming at the tender age of 10. At the age of 20, Mr. Saito founded his first corporation. In 2005, William Saito sold his technology corporation to Microsoft and moved to Tokyo; where he founded his second corporation. In 2012, Saito became
a council member on national strategy and policy at National Policy Unit of Japan. As of late 2011, he served as Chief Technology Officer at Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission.
Saito has served as a Board Member of the Global Shapers Foundation, as well as Young Global Leader and Global Agenda Council Member, and at World Economic Forum. Saito has advised governments, and teaches at
prestigious universities, is a published author, has won Entrepreneur of the Year for 1998, and was voted one of the 100 Most Influential People In Japan.
William Saito is a Japanese-American entrepreneur, a former Japanese strategic and political advisor, and cybersecurity expert as well. William has been a tech innovator for many years;
aided greatly by the fact that he had become involved with computer programming starting at age 10. Mr. Saito started a software business out of his dorm room in college, which came to be known as I/O Software, was fundamental
to the Japanese software landscape and was key in developing tools like fingerprint recognition technology in conjunction with Sony. In the year 2000, at 34 years old, Saito sold I/O Software to Microsoft. Saito was recognized as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the year in 1998.
Saito has recently published a book, “An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur”; a tale of his developmental period building his business and working hard to make it in the booming tech world.