William Saito is a well-known venture capitalist around the world. Currently, he is the Special Advisor of the Cabinet Office and Prime Minister for the Government of Japan.
From a very young age, William Saito had developed a keen interest in computing and technology in general. His desire to explore and learn the ins and outs of computers was so great, in fact, that while he was still in elementary school, he had already begun to learn software programming. This was at a time when most of his peers where beginning to learn how to add and subtract fractions!
William Saito was so influential, in fact, that Nikkei, a publication that deals with all Asian news relating to business, finance, economics, and politics, has named him as one of the 100 most influential people for Japan. And while still in high school, he had already started his own business. His business ventures from such a young age had caused him to be named as Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998 by Ernst & Young, NASDAQ and USA Today.
William Saito is seen a a very prominent figure, with a widely respected leading role in the cyber security world. He is also a Foundation Board Member at the World Economic Forum (WEF). Due to his extensive knowledge on computing, programming, and cyber security, several national governments around the globe come to him for advice.
William Saito was once a cybersecurity advisor for the Cabinet Office of Japan from 2013 to 2017. He was also, at one time, the top advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on issues regarding cybersecurity. He had even accompanied Abe to Silicone Valley, where they met with influential people in major technology firms. He had also provided IT support during the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster in March 2011.
He had worked with Japan Airlines in 2015 as a strategic advisor, providing pointers on improving their IT strategy. He had also worked for The Japan Times in 2014 and 2015, on its advisory board.
With his immense knowledge on cyber security, and his computer skills in general, William Saito has proven to be an influential person in the world of technology. He has helped defend many countries, and his contributions to the technology world are monumental.