William Sato is an American who now lives and works in Japan. He was born in Los Angeles and has two younger siblings. He has run his own business for a number of years and has also worked for the government of Japan. Most of his career has been spent in cybersecurity. In this role he was an advisor to the IT and cybersecurity departments in the Japanese government’s Cabinet Office.
He attended the University of California, Riverside. William Sato earned a degree in biochemistry in 1992. He also attended this university’s A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, completing both an advanced and executive management programs. He has also completed educational programs at both Yale University and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
It was while William Sato was still in college that he established his first company, I/O Software, Inc. He headed this company as the chief executive officer for over 13 years. This company created software such as device drivers, firmware, video compression, encryption, and more. He moved to Japan in 2007 and became an advisor to a company called Industrial Growth Platform Inc.
In December 2011 he started to offer his services to the National Diet of Japan.
He headed up their efforts to design, put in place, and manage their computer network. This is a network which handles independent commissioners and their staff’s cloud storage, texting, email, and other communication needs. This was part of the government’s response to the Fukushima nuclear accident which occurred in the wake of a devastating earthquake and a resulting tidal wave.
Over the course of his career, William Saito has developed deep experience in several areas. Among these are intergovernmental affairs, political affairs, communications, and overseeing business progress. He has also been an adjunct professor who taught things such as entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, and other subjects. He held this role from 2008 to 2016 at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. He is now the CEO of a firm he founded in July 2007, Intecur. In this position he has advised clients in IT including how to manage a complex networked environment.