Born in Los Angeles, California on March 23, 1971, William Hiroyuki Saito is a Japanese American businessman, cybersecurity specialist, and venture capitalist who was once a top advisor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, strategic advisor to Japan Airlines, a member of the advisory board of The Japan Times, as well as several other prestigious positions including being named by the World Economic Forum a Young Global Leader in 2011. He was named one of the 100 Most Influental People for Japan. And, in 1998, William Saito was dubbed Entrepreneur of the Year by USA Today, Ernst & Young as well as NASDAQ.
While attending college at the University of California, Riverside in 1991, he took his venture cyber security software that he created while still in junior high school and dubbed it I/O Software. I/O Software was the innovator of a software translation algorithm that translates Japanese calligraphy to the English dialect as well as a fingerprint recognition program used to this day by Sony. In the year 2000, I/O Software partnered with Microsoft. In 2004, William Saito sold the company and all business assets associated to Microsoft.
He is highly sought after for his skills in software programming (which he started at the young age of only 10), intergovernmental and political affairs, communications, and ability to evaluate the direction and future plans of many different types of businesses. Aside from cybersecurity and writing software programs, William Saito is quite adept at acquiring vital information needed for the task at hand.
And, as if all that wasn’t enough (I mean WOW!!!), William Hiroyuki Saito is a published author as well. The books are, The Team: Solving the Biggest Problem in Japan, a best-selling book on management. And an autobiography titled, An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur. Both were published in 2011.