In recognition as one of the “100 Most Influential People for Japan”, Nikkei felt that William Saito is very well the man for the title. William Saito is a 47 year old Japanese American businessman. Born in Los Angeles, CA, he started out on the right path to becoming very successful. During his elementary school years, Saito began showing a great deal of interest in software programming. In junior high school he began a computer security venture and he started his own company while still in high school. After receiving his diploma from Damien High School he attended University of California. Even though he did not graduate and obtain a medical license as he may have mentioned, he does want to be recognized for his achievements and facts about his career journey. In 1998 he was named Entrepreneur of the Year and is known as one of the world’s leading authorities on cyber-security. Understanding and implementing a way to avoid a cyber attack makes him very popular in a world where technology is under constant attack. William Saito teaches organizations how to prepare for cyber attacks and what is needed to protect information.
William Saito has a full rewarding career history. He founded I/O software in 1991. He was an advisor for the Japanese Cabinet Office from 2013-2017. From 2016-2017 Saito was an advisor for the ministry of economy, trade and industry. He was honored to serve as a technical task member for the 2020 summer Olympics and Paralympics. In 2015 he accepted a role as a strategic advisor for Japan Airlines. Dedicated to advising in the industry of cybersecurity his experience is growing and expanding. During all of his accomplishments Saito managed to write a book called ‘An unprogrammed life: adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur. His book is like an insight to his mind as it entered the world of business at a young age. Founding multiple profitable companies, he is now supporting up and coming entrepreneurs in their business adventures. Saito fully supports individuals that take risk when it comes to business because he feels it will help to reach financial levels people sometimes fail to realize are possible. He supports the notion that failure is a necessity to move forward.