Walter O’Brien on Business Rockstars
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Walter O’Brien, the CEO and Founder of Scorpion Computer Services, whose senior management have a collective knowledge of more than 413 technologies, 210 years in IT, and 1360 projects. One of the world’s leading experts in the application of computer science and artificial intelligence to solve complex industry challenges, he has created over 177 unique technology inventions including ScenGen and WinLocX.
Walter O’Brien was born in Ireland and at the early age of sixteen ranked number one in national high speed computer problem solving competitions. At the age of eighteen he competed in the World Olympics in Informatics and has ranked as high as sixth fastest programmer in the world. He was a child prodigy with an IQ of 197. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with honors from Sussex University. Walter is also an active public speaker to IEEE and teaches as a mentor to the Founder Institute the world’s largest idea-stage incubator which has helped launch over 510 companies across 26 cities and five continents.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security certified Walter 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). Walter has since become a US citizen. He recently completed a seven-year engagement with the largest mutual fund company in the US – Capital Group Companies (parent of the American Funds). While there Walter successfully developed over 50 new initiatives and managed over 400 systems releases. This work drastically reduced downtime and led to opportunity cost savings in the tens of billions.
Walter has created many software inventions including a globalization engine that aids translation of any natural language from any machine language on any platform. Walter’s latest invention “ScenGen” is a Scenario Generator that can think of all possibilities for any given circumstance defined in its modeling language. ScenGen has many applications including that it finally makes it possible to ensure that no functional defects exist in a piece of software or that there is no single point of failure (SPOF) in a network.
Previous employers have been: The Capital Group Companies (World’s largest mutual fund manager and Parent of the American Funds), Fujitsu, Uniscape (Microsoft-Trados), Oracle Corporation, Baltimore Technologies, and Critical Path. Walter has previously served as chairman or member of the advisory board to companies such as Starglobe, BestTeachersandschools.com, Toin Corp, and Keltech.