Meet the Real Scorpion

A RANDNext Event

Walter O'Brien

Walter O'Brien

Photo by Walter O'Brien


February 18, 2015


6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program
Reception to follow (wine, beer & appetizers)


RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA
Complimentary parking at RAND


The CBS television show Scorpion tells the story of an international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. The real-life inspiration for the show, Walter O'Brien, was a child prodigy who started Scorpion Computer Services at the age of 13. He will explain how his company applies high IQ, computer science, and artificial intelligence to mitigate risk and solve global problems.

Walter O'Brien
Executive Producer, Scorpion; Founder, and

Andrew Parasiliti (moderator)
Director, RAND Center for Global Risk and Security

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