William H. Saito is a Japanese- American tech businessman, who is well known and has acquired several accolades such as “100 Most Influential People for Japan” and “Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998”. William Saito is globally known as a leader in matters concerning encryption and cybersecurity. He studied Software Programming and while at it, he pursued his passion and began a company. This company was later purchased by Microsoft. He later founded InTecur, a consultancy and capital firm that helps identify new technologies and helps groom entrepreneurs.
In 2012, William Saito was an active member of a council that offered advice on matters concerning national strategy and policy in Japan. He has also been part of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Being very skilled, William Saito is a great advisor to several national governments worldwide; a teacher in numerous universities; is a board member in various companies; is a TV commentator as well as an author of many publications.
He is a great writer and has gone ahead to share more knowledge in his book known as The Team: Solving the Biggest Problem in Japan. He has also written an autobiography named: An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur.
William Saito is passionate about coming up with beneficial, innovative solutions that solve people’s problems in the real world. This was clear from an Interview with Idea Mensch. One aspect that makes him productive in the marketplace is understanding that “failure” is a fundamental requirement of innovation and that success is only possible with teamwork. He pointed out that Design Thinking is his principal methodology to come up with new ideas. He is excited about the fusion of technologies such as robotics, cloud, cybersecurity, etc. and seeing their applications changing the world.
William Saito has shared some advice with all the entrepreneurs; he pointed out that persistence is critical and that it is essential to provide a product or service that will make the customer come back and buy again. He advises that organizations should be vigilant to incorporate cybersecurity, information security and to look into mobile-centric models. William Saito is not only concerned about technology, but he also tries his best to have a healthy and fit body.
In town for Interpol World 2017, William Saito, special adviser to Japan’s cabinet, talks about the Japan-EU trade deal and the third arrow in Abenomics.