LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Walter O'Brien, the founder and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services, Inc. and the inspiration behind the hit CBS drama, Scorpion was a celebrity speaker at the 65th Annual California State Science Fair.
Walter O'Brien's life story served as an inspiration for over 1000 competitors from California middle schools and high schools. At the age of 9, O'Brien was designated a child prodigy after scoring 197 on an IQ test. He started Scorpion Computer Services at the age of 13 to service local businesses and financial institutions. He helped them navigate their introduction to analytics, computerization, and the internet. By the time he was 18, Walter was ranked the 6th fastest programmer in the world.
A computer-security expert, Walter O'Brien has worked with the Federal government, international heads of state, the United States Navy, Air Force and Fortune 500 firms to design, implement and maintain computer security and information-technology systems.
Ron Rohovit Ed.D. Deputy Director of Education at the California Science Center said, "We truly appreciate Walter's contribution to this year's Science Fair. Walter made it a memorable experience for the student competitors, some of California's best and brightest young science scholars."
Walter O'Brien said of the competition: "The California Science Center is a cornerstone in California's push to educate and encourage students to reach their full potential and to pursue careers in science and engineering. I'm proud to be part of the fabric that inspires the next generations to remain curious and remember that 'smart is cool.'"
ABOUT WALTER O'BRIEN
Walter O'Brien is the founder and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services, Inc., and CEO of Scorpion Studios. He is the Executive Producer and the inspiration behind the hit CBS television drama, Scorpion, with over 26 million viewers. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has certified Walter O'Brien as being a person of national interest to the United States and granted him an Extraordinary Ability EB 1-1 Visa. He has worked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, plus Navy and Air Force systems to deploy artificial intelligence that protects American military personnel. In addition he has worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies including the world's largest mutual fund, Fujitsu, Trados, Oracle Corporation, Baltimore Technologies and Critical Path. O'Brien serves as chairman or board member for Strike Force Solutions, Talentorum Alliance, Houston Technology Center and Lawloop.
O'Brien regularly donates his time to charities and the community in general to encourage all generations to celebrate intelligence. He is a frequent media commentator, public speaker and radio show guest. O'Brien provided the seed funding for TaxiWatch Kilkenny, a suicide prevention program that has saved 75 lives since its inception in 2015. Also in 2015 O'Brien contributed to the next XPRIZE selection as part of XPRIZE Visioneering.
ABOUT SCORPION COMPUTER SERVICES, INC.
Scorpion Computer Services is the internationally recognized problem-solving consultancy led by computer-security expert and hacker "Scorpion" Walter O'Brien. For over two decades, Scorpion Computer Services has contributed to the greater good by managing geniuses as they transform Scorpion client ideas into reality. From national security to rescuing failing businesses, Scorpion Computer Services acts as the brainpower behind solving global issues, proving "smart is cool."
Scorpion Computer Services also offers its services to the general public through ConciergeUp.com, a global think-tank-for-hire that provides on-demand intelligence as a concierge service for any funded need.
SOURCE Scorpion Computer Services