Williams Saito has been in the technology field since his youth. Earning an internship doing computer programming at only age 10, his future has always looked bright. While studying at a college university he developed his own software. This company would become the I/O software that would later lead to his joint venture with Sony. He was acknowledged as entrepreneur of the year in 1998 and kept his focus forward, selling his I/O software to Microsoft two years later. Growing up close to Silicon Valley proved to only sharpen William Saito’s mental axe as a child. In his book titled an unprogrammed life, Saito recalls taking electronics apart as a child to study how they worked. Technology had began to turn the corner in advancement, going from units that would take up most of a room to a more personalized experience with the first desktop computers. Before his software was acquired by Microsoft, William convinced Sony to integrate fingerprint recognition into their software and products. This required fine tuning and tweaking the software but it was a major success. This blazed the trail for biometric data collection technology, that is used heavily today through cellular phones and many other devices.
As a contributor to Forbes, William Saito states that cyberattacks will continue to happen on a large scale unless we stop blaming those who are the victims. He expresses that applying pressure to the weak links within a company does more harm than good. According to Saito, this type of approach can lead to employees attempting to cover up data breaches and trying to mend problems on their own. He has seen this situation play out numerous times with the recent data breaches of major companies in America. If you want a different output you must have a different input. William Saito’s resume and approach to current affairs shows that he is ahead of his time; and an intriguing businessman.