Walter O’Brien of Scorpion Computer Services Featured Speaker at RAND

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Real life inspiration behind hit CBS-TV drama "Scorpion" presents at RAND Corporation event

“The methodologies and best practices used to develop software can be applied successfully to any challenge in life,” said Walter O’Brien at RAND.

Walter O’Brien, Founder of Scorpion Computer Services (, spoke at the RAND headquarters in Santa Monica for the RANDNext Event ( on Feb. 18, 2015, where he explained how his company applies high IQ, computer science and artificial intelligence to mitigate risk and solve global problems. The 70 year-old RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RANDNext events gather an elite group of early-to mid-career professionals for cross-industry networking and policy discussions with world-renowned experts.

Established in 1948, RAND is a nonprofit global policy think tank originally formed by Douglas Aircraft Company to provide research and analysis for the United States Armed Forces. General Henry H. Arnold, commander of the United States Army Air Forces, established Project RAND with the objective of looking into long-range planning of future weapons.

RAND Members enjoy exclusive opportunities to interact with RAND experts, key policy influencers, and other young professionals through thought-provoking events on ideas that are shaping our world. From National Security Analysts to Public Health Care Policy Researchers, over 300 RAND experts are available to speak to the media on topics relevant to the current public policy debate.

“The methodologies and best practices used to develop software can be applied successfully to any challenge in life,” said Walter O’Brien at RANDNext during his speech which also introduced the concept of using the brain power of a service like to outsource complex problems upwards instead of simple problems downwards.

Walter O’Brien (AKA “Scorpion”) is the Executive Producer of Scorpion, the hit CBS-TV drama with over 26 million television viewers ( that is inspired by O'Brien's life. Walter O’Brien is the innovative founder of Scorpion Computer Services and (, a global think tank-for-hire that provides on-demand intelligence as a concierge service for any funded need. 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 startups, Scorpion Computer Services acts as the brain power behind solving global issues, proving “smart is cool.”

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 employ his artificial intelligence systems to protect 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 currently serves as chairman or board member for, Strike Force Solutions, Talentorum Alliance, and Lawloop.

Walter O’Brien regularly donates his time and talent to helping and educating smart charities and the community in general to encourage new generations to celebrate intelligence.

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