William Saito is a Japanese American technology entrepreneur who is currently based in Silicon Valley. Before he was involved in entrepreneurship, Saito was both a political and strategic advisor along with being a cybersecurity expert. Since age 10, William Saito has been heavily involved in the technology sector. When he was only 10 years old, he worked his first internship in computer programming. In later years during college, William started up a software firm out of his dorm room. He named the company I/O Software which specialized in developing authentication tools such as recognition of fingerprints. Saito collaborated with Sony on this project. In the year 2000 at age 34, Saito sold his company I/O Software to Microsoft. During the year of 1998, William Saito was recognized as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. After selling his company, William would write and release a book titled An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur which talked about his early days in the technology industry during the 1980’s.
In his early life, William Saito grew up in the northern California suburb of Walnut, California which is only a short distance away from Silicon Valley. During the 1970’s and 1980’s, the technology industry was surfacing due to the rise of computers. While he was attending school, his science teacher recommended to him that he get a personal computer to further develop his skills in both math and science. One of the obstacles that William Saito had to overcome while growing up was learning English. Since he was a first generation American born to parents from Japan, he often had difficulty gaining proficiency in English. Despite having difficulty in developing a proficiency in English, he was able to use his talents in science and engineering to his advantage. This allowed him to become a highly successful entrepreneur in the computer technology industry.
There are some skills that William Saito is very proficient at. These include computer programming, software development, and engineering. He is also well versed in establishing security for all types of computers. Over the course of his career, William has been able to use his programming skills to develop software that would help increase more security for all computer users which include private individuals and companies.