In 2007 a technology consulting company by the name of Intecur was founded by a Japanese-American businessman. William Saito is the name of Intecur’s founder and he is also responsible for the creation of a business which Microsoft purchased in 2005. William Saito founded Intecur after moving to Japan from his birth-state of California in the United States.
For the majority of his life, William Saito worked for himself. While he was in junior high school, William Saito began his first company, a company that he continued to build until he was nearly finished with his university studies. After selling the business to Microsoft, he created Intecur and began to work as a venture capitalist for numerous Japanese start-ups. In 2011, Saito began to participate in government service work. Six years later, in 2017, William Saito resigned from his government position for personal reasons.
Personal and Business Skills
William Saito began learning how to program commercial software by the age of 10. As he was enrolled in the University of California, Riverside, William Saito incorporated his computer security business as I/O Software. I/O Software produced a variety of technologies while under the ownership of William Saito, but one of their most notable technologies was a fingerprint recognition system which would later be utilized by Sony.
William Saito has experience as a venture capitalist and was involved in the funding of multiple Japanese start-ups. Saito not only provided financial backing for the companies that he believed in, but also provided advice and encouragement to promote the growth of these companies. Saito’s venture capitalist skills were supplementary to his technology consulting business, Intecur, which he also began after moving to Japan.
William Saito’s governmental work began around the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. During this time William Saito was appointed to a committee dedicated to investigating the disaster and its causes. Following his work with the National Diet committee, William Saito began to work as a cybersecurity advisor for the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. His work as a top-advisor for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe then led to a variety of other roles within the government. In 2017, William Saito resigned from several prominent positions.