William Saito is among the most influential people in Japan and provides advisory services to various governments. Mr. Saito started software programming while in elementary school and launched his company in high school. He is recognized as one of the central authorities in encryption, authenticating biometric systems and cybersecurity. His success in these realms coupled with his business skills enabled him to be named the Entrepreneur of the year by various organizations including Ernst and Young, and the USA today.
He sold his first business to the Microsoft Corporation and relocated to Tokyo and founded a new company called InTecur. The company deals with venture capital and provides consultancy services concerning innovative technologies. The company is also involved in developing and nurturing global talent and assisting upcoming entrepreneurs to be successful.
William Saito was appointed a council member that dealt with the development of national strategies and policies. He reported to Japan’s prime minister with regular updates of the best recommendations for policy development and implementation. He was also the chief technology officer while working at the Fukushima Nuclear accident where he led the independent investigation of the nuclear incident. Besides the provision of advisory services to the national governments, he also provided these services to other scientific and technological institutions.
When not occupied with consultancy and advisory services, Mr. Saito works as a lecturer at various universities. He is also a board member at multiple companies and comments publically on TV regarding political, economic and social issues. Mr. Saito has also authored various publications and writes several articles for a newspaper column weekly. He is an accomplished writer with a bestselling book on management and his autobiography. He is a member of the World Economic Forum board and was named by the organization as an accomplished global leader. Mr. Saito is also a council member of the global agenda. William Saito is driven by his unique outlook on business and technology. He believes although not all business and technological concepts will be successful, entrepreneurs cannot succeed without establishing the areas that worked well and those that did not implement the idea. Without this, entrepreneurs will never develop ideas and use them to create well-finished end products.