William Saito is a Japanese-American who was raised in Walnut, California. He developed a big interest in technology and engineering at a young age. When he was just 10 years old he got an internship in computer programming, for example. When he was in college he started his a software company which developed into I/O Software. This company started to develop authentication tools in order to keep systems secure. He worked with Sony to develop fingerprint technology and then at age 34 he sold his company to Microsoft.
William Saito attended the University of California, Riverside. Saito got degrees at this university in biochemistry, advanced management, and executive management. After selling I/O Software he moved to Japan where he became both a political and strategic advisor. When the tsunami flooded the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor, for instance, he was brought in to work on the independent investigation commission to uncover exactly what happened and how it could be prevented in the future. William Saito has also advised Japanese government officials about cybersecurity, cloud computing, and other technological matters.
William Saito was also an adjunct professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology for over seven years. He taught both entrepreneurship and venture capital to students at this university. Additionally, he has written about these subjects. He wrote, “An Unprogrammed Life, Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur” where he wrote about programming and starting businesses. He wrote about things such as learning how to break copy protection when he was younger, for example, just simply because it was a lot of fun for him.
Over the years he has developed a global awareness of security issues and the best practices for keeping systems secure. William Saito is known for being deeply knowledgeable about IT strategies and solutions and has informed many executive-level leaders in regards to these issues. He is also known for moderating many cybersecurity conferences and serving as a panelist on many others as well. His other skills include automation, information security management, and how to enhance company operations through the use of technological solutions among other skills.