In a world ruled by technology, one country is still falling short on the trend. Increasingly, technology in the home is being developed by top countries globally – take for instance Japan’s, South Korea’s, and China’s well-known brands, Toshiba, Samsung, and Huawei. Unlike the rest, Russia still has yet to be known worldwide by consumers for a successful technology brand. According to GazetteDaily.com, one Japanese-American innovator by the name of William Saito is trying to change that track record for Russia.
The tech expert is an entrepreneur and an expert in all things tech, according to HiTechChronicle.com, and he’s been going at it for a long time. In his autobiography, “An Unprogrammed Life,” the CEO chronicles his track through the tech world since childhood. “I’ve always liked taking things apart,” he writes. “I’d see a gadget, a device, a new appliance in the family living room, and I’d start wondering how it worked.” Since the age of 10, he says, he knew he had a knack for engineering. The spiral into his technology success began when his parents bought the family’s first IBM computer. Immediately, he became a self-taught expert in the programming of early computer technologies, such as BASIC, his book states. Then, in college, he impressively became the CEO of the tech company I/O Software, Inc. Then, in 1997, Ernst & Young named William Saito Entrepreneur of the Year for his I/O technology’s role in their successful fingerprint scanner.
Today, William Saito wants to help Russia become successful in the growing global technology field. GazetteDay.com stated that his impressive knowledge of global tech innovation gave him the desire to help Russia gain leverage in its current situation. The CEO believes that Russia’s economy is “hugely dependent on the energy sector, mostly oil and gas,” as he stated in his biography.
As a result of his renowned insight on the matter, Russia’s largest current tech company, Renovo, invited him to join in on their efforts for growth. In a matter of time, he helped form the company Slovolko, which is already rapidly growing. Even Google has become an advisor to the young company, having spotted its huge growth potential.
William Saito argues that the future of Russian Technology will come down to one factor: the ability to think creatively. He believes wholeheartedly that Russia’s future as a global leader in technology is inevitable. It looks like this renowned tech expert is the best thing that’s happened for Russia’s slow-starting technology growth.