An interview with Walter O'Brien (hacker handle: "Scorpion"), known as a businessman, information technologist, executive producer, and media personality who is the founder and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services, Inc. O'Brien is also the inspiration for and executive producer of the CBS television series, Scorpion.
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Walter O'Brien (hacker handle: "Scorpion") was a high IQ child prodigy who started programming computers at age nine. Walter founded "Scorpion" when he was 13 years old as he recognized that he could bring together other smart talented engineers from around the world and using a little E.Q. (Emotional Intelligence) and a scientific project management approach they could solve not only technical problems but life problems. By age 16, He was known as a hacker and a national coding champion. By 18, He competed in the World Olympics in Informatics and has ranked as high as the sixth-fastest programmer in the world. By 21, He graduated with honors with a degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. By 26, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security certified Scorpion as being of National Interest to the US by granting him an "Extraordinary Ability" EB 1-1 Visa. By 36, He created over 150 unique technology inventions and won Most Innovative Product Award for ScenGen his Artificial Intelligence engine that was used to protect United States war fighters in Afghanistan By 40, He became the Executive Producer of the hit CBS-TV drama "Scorpion" with over 26 million television viewers that is inspired by his life. Recognized by the Fort Wayne Base Community Council and the Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association for saving millions of lives, awarded a Combat Infantry Badge and Battle Dress Uniform from Operation Desert Storm. O'Brien is a frequent public speaker for IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and teaches as a mentor with the Founder Institute, the world's largest idea-stage incubator. O'Brien has worked with the world's largest mutual fund company, Fujitsu, Microsoft-Trados, Oracle Corporation, Baltimore Technologies, and Critical Path. Walter serves as chairman or board member for Houston Technology Center, Strike Force Solutions, Talentorum Alliance, Lawloop and previously has served on the boards of American Environmental Energy, Starglobe and Toin Corp. In addition, O'Brien is frequently called on by news media, the government, and the federal court system for his technology expertise. scorpioncomputerservices.com