Joi Ito

"I'm passionate about learning new things, spending time with interesting people and the future of art, science, design and engineering."

June 19, 1966
Current Place
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America


Joichi Ito is a Japanese activist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, Director of the MIT Media Lab, a Professor of the Practice of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT and a Visiting Professor of Law from Practice at the Harvard Law School. Ito has received recognition for his role as an entrepreneur focused on Internet and technology companies and has founded, among other companies, PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan. Ito is the chairman of the board of PureTech Health. Ito is a strategic advisor to Sony Corporation, and a board member of The New York Times Company, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and General Partner of Neoteny Labs.

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