William Sato is a businessman who works in the technology industry. He has been the chief executive officer of Intecur since July 2007. This is a business which is based in Tokyo, Japan and it helps entities in both the private and public sectors who need help developing an IT strategy. The type of IT his company offers consulting on includes both computer and information security, project management, cybersecurity, and corporate strategy among others.
After graduating from high school in 1988 William Sato became at a student at the University of California, Riverside. He graduated in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. After this he attended this university’s A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management where he completed their advanced management program in 1993 and then their executive management program in 1994.
In 2012 William Saito attended Yale University. He took part in their Young Global Leaders Master Class according to Bloomberg. This brought together professionals from many areas such as government, academics, media, business, and nonprofits. In 2013 he took part in the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. This was advanced training based on what he learned at Yale University and better prepared him to handle pressing global issues.
While William Saito was attended the University of California he started his first company. This was called I/O Software, Inc. This was a technology company that started out providing software for such things as video compression and encryption. It evolved into an IT security platform which provided services to many multinational corporations. One of these companies was Microsoft and they licensed his software to be used in the Windows OS.
As an entrepreneur, William Sato has written and talked about the issues that affect startups. One of the big issues is how financial turmoil can upend a new business before it can become successful. It has been said that financial crisis and recessions winnow out weaker startups and thus only the strongest of them survive. This is because lending standards are tightened up during periods like this and so access to credit is limited.
He has written about entrepreneurship in Japan and how it has been limited since that nation’s economy crashed in 1991. There have been some recent positive signs in Japan, such as more female entrepreneurs, but by and large the level of entrepreneurship is nowhere near where it was before 1991. William Sato says that in order to encourage entrepreneurship the Japanese government has to create incentives to start new companies. The government also needs to commercialize the latest technologies as well so that new companies can thrive and compete against other companies around the world.