William H. Saito

William H. Saito
  • Special Adviser, Cabinet Office of Japan

Authority on encryption, authentication and biometric technologies. Took up commercial software programming at age 10. Incorporated own company a decade later. Sold the business to Microsoft. 2005, moved to Tokyo and founded InTecur. 2012, Council Member on national strategy and policy, National Policy Unit, Japan. From late 2011, Chief Technology Officer, Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission. Foundation Board Member, Young Global Leader and Global Agenda Council Member, World Economic Forum. Advises governments. Teaches at universities. Author. 1998, Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young, NASDAQ and USA Today. One of the “100 Most Influential People for Japan”, Nikkei.