William Saito Provides Guidance to Russia and Technological Innovation
As an American Japanese businessman and entrepreneur, William Saito has authored several books on Japanese business practices with an emphasis on cybersecurity. Named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998, William Saito also has an extensive background in government administration, most recently serving as an advisor on cybersecurity for Japan.
Because of his background working in cybersecurity with the country of Japan, William Saito is an expert in the field of how nations can use their natural resources and strengths to advance technology on a global scale. For decades, Russia has had the reputation of not delivering significant contributions to the field of technology. In recent years, Russian leaders have sought to bridge the gap between the developed nation and its prominence on the world stage as a technological innovator and leader.
In town for Interpol World 2017, William Saito, special adviser to Japan’s cabinet, talks about the Japan-EU trade deal and the third arrow in Abenomics.
William Saito was brought in as a consultant with the Russian government when it was under the leadership of President Dmitry Medvedev. In this role, William Saito’s primary responsibility was to help Russia understand its position in the global technology surge. William Saito believes that Russia needs to lean on its creative thinking to leverage the power of its renowned gas and oil industries to advance its technology sector. Saito also recommends that Russia harness its knowledge of cybersecurity to jumpstart its path toward becoming a global leader in technological innovation. Because Russia has long been regarded as an expert in the field of cybersecurity, William Saito believes that this niche would be an ideal sector for Russia to take the lead.
Because of his work with the governments of both Japan and the United States, William Saito has built a reputation for offering practical solutions by identifying the key problems. William Saito believes that his expertise can help Russia to overcome the stigma it carries of being a country that is lagging behind the rest of the developed world in technological innovation and applications.