William H. Saito
- President and Chief Executive Officer, InTecur, Japan
Studies in Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. Entrepreneurial evangelist, business energizer, policy adviser, serial venture capitalist and educator. Founder, I/O Software; built it into a global leader in information security; acquired by Microsoft in 2004. Then Founder, InTecur, a global consultancy that helps clients worldwide optimize applications for innovative technologies. Adviser to G-8 governments on information security and innovation policy. Currently, Commissioner, National Policy Unit (NPU), Cabinet Office of Japan; the NPU reports directly to the prime minister and acts as a command centre to promote cross-ministerial planning and coordination; it was created to enhance political leadership and has two main functions - plan and coordinate basic frameworks for tax, fiscal policy and economic management and draw up special policies for the prime minister, and research and analyse both domestic and international issues and submit policy proposals to the prime minister. University lecturer. Recipient of awards, including: Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young (1998).