A Japanese American businessman, William Saito has been impacting the business world for quite some time. Considered one of the 100 Most Influential People for Japan, Saito began his own company while still in high school. Saito has built an impressive resume throughout his lifetime. He has been recognized as one of the world’s leaders in cyber security. He is a respected and sought after voice in this space.
William Saito is a venture capitalist and former advisor to the government of Japan. He has built a reputations as having a keen eye for business. He has helped and motivated tons of young and up and coming entrepreneurs over the years. Throughout his career he has invested in and helped more than 25 businesses get started.
A native of Los Angeles, California, Saito was a student at the University of California, Riverside. Saito began a computer security company while a junior in high school. Later he incorporated the firm as I/O Software while still in college. He would later sell the business and began starting Several Japanese companies.
William Saito has many accomplishments on his resume. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998. In early 2012, Saito was appointed to a group that gave council to the Prime Minister of Japan. He has served as a cybersecurity advisor to the Cabinet Officer for four years. He later worked as an advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for two years.
Saito’s resume continues on from there. In 2011 he served as Chief Technology Officer of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission. Saito has served as an advisor for many groups including to METI, MIC, MEXT, and MLIT. He has recently put out a best selling management book titled The Team: Solving the Biggest Problem in Japan. In addition he also has his autobiography, An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur, which was published in 2011.