William H. Saito
Cabinet Office of Japan
William H. Saito is one of the world's leading authorities on encryption, authentication and biometric technologies. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of InTecur, a venture capital firm and consultancy that identifies innovative technologies, develops global talent and helps entrepreneurs become successful. In 2012, he became a Council Member on national strategy and policy for the National Policy Unit, a cabinet-level organization that reports directly to the Prime Minister of Japan. Since 2011, he has been Chief Technology Officer of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC). In Japan, Saito has served as an adviser to METI, MIC, MEXT and MLIT, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA) of Japan. He was recently selected by the Nikkei as one of the ?100 Most Influential People for Japan?. He is the author of a book on management, ?The Team: Solving the biggest problem in Japan?, which has become a bestseller.