Walter joins Lisa and Dr. G to talk about what it’s like to be one of the top 5 smartest people in the world and how he had to learn to raise his EQ.
Walter O’Brien (hacker name: “Scorpion”) was designated a child prodigy after scoring 197 on an IQ test at age nine. At 13 years old, he started his company Scorpion Computer Services at first to service local businesses and financial institutions and navigate their introduction to analytics, computerization, and the internet.
At 16, O’Brien ranked first in Irish national high-speed computer problem solving competitions. At 18, he competed in the World Olympics in Informatics and has ranked as high as the sixth-fastest programmer in the world. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with honors from Sussex University in the United Kingdom.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security certified Scorpion as being of National Interest to the United States economy and granted him an “Extraordinary Ability” EB 1-1 Visa (also granted to Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill). 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 Strike Force Solutions, Talentorum Alliance, Lawloop, Pantheon Energy 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.
About Scorpion Computer Services
Today, Scorpion Computer Services primarily serve clients with needs in information technology design and architecture, cyber security, and general strategic problem-solving. O’Brien has mitigated security risks for some of the world’s largest corporations, and has invented and applied Artificial Intelligence engines to protect United States military personnel in Afghanistan. Scorpion Computer Services is a think tank for hire that provides consulting and product development to companies, government and military worldwide. Scorpion Computer Services’ public-facing arm, ConciergeUp.com, provides intelligence on demand for ANY funded need.
Since its founding in 1988, Scorpion Computer Services’ team of world class experts have worked with clients globally– across all industries–to add real, measurable value to mission-critical initiatives from planning, to implementation, to execution. Scorpion’s senior management has a collective knowledge of more than 413 technologies, 210 years in IT, and has completed 1,360 projects. Walter O’Brien, who leads Scorpion Computer Services as CEO, has conceived over 177 unique technology inventions including ScenGen (in use by U.S. Military) and WinLocX (sold to Microsoft) and is one of the world’s leading experts in the application of computer science and artificial intelligence.