Walter O’Brien of Scorpion Computer Services Speaks at the 9th UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge

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Real-life inspiration behind CBS-TV’s hit drama “Scorpion” shares how software engineers are equipped to solve “any life problem.”

“As software engineers trained to turn ambiguity into absolutes and fuzzy requirements into ones and zeros, we had a ‘eureka’ moment when we realized that our training had broader, real-world applications." --Walter O'Brien

Walter O’Brien, Scorpion Computer Services (http://www.scorpioncomputerservices.com) founder and real-life inspiration behind the hit CBS-TV series “Scorpion”, spoke at the 9th University of California, San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

The Entrepreneur Challenge is a UCSD Student Organization that promotes the icommercialization of UCSD research and innovation. They focus on start-ups from the inception phase to the early seed-stage with the goal of giving teams the confidence and resources necessary to launch a successful company that otherwise might not exist.

This sponsored event fosters community involvement and technological innovation by bringing multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, scientists, and business-minded students together with noted entrepreneurs and professionals in order to shape the world of tomorrow by securing the health of San Diego’s economy today.

To assist teams on their startup, Entrepreneur Challenge uses a building block approach with six key components: “Inspire, team-build, educate, mentor, connect, and award.”

Walter O’Brien is a life-long advocate of education and entrepreneurship who dedicates his time and energy toward institutions and causes that contribute to a greater good. He hopes that sharing his particular successes with Scorpion Computing Services and ConciergeUp.com (http://www.conciergeup.com) will help entrepreneurs on their path to creating their own ground-breaking, life-changing businesses.

“As software engineers trained to turn ambiguity into absolutes and fuzzy requirements into ones and zeros, we had a ‘eureka’ moment when we realized that our training had broader, real-world applications,” said O’Brien. “After decades of mastering processes to solve ‘any technical problem,’ we launched ConciergeUp.com when we discovered that the same discipline could be applied to ‘any life problem.’”

ABOUT WALTER O’BRIEN
Walter O’Brien (AKA “Scorpion”) is the Executive Producer of “Scorpion”, the hit CBS-TV drama with over 26 million television viewers (http://goo.gl/Xa2c7P) at is inspired by O'Brien's life. He is the innovative founder of Scorpion Computer Services and ConciergeUp.com, 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 Indi.com, Strike Force Solutions, Talentorum Alliance, and Lawloop.

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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