Tech ChampsĀ® with Walter O'Brien

 

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CONNECTION ♦ SUPPORT ♦ COMMUNICATION ♦ RECOGNITION

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Open to the community these meetings allow professionals to be involved with and influence the evolution of emerging technology. Learn about Houston Technology Center's Incubation and Acceleration Clients focused in the energy, life sciences, information technology, NASA/aerospace sectors. 

What to expect:

  • Networking & refreshments 
  • Presentations from HTC Client Startups
  • TED Talk-style presentation from Walter O'Brien, Founder & CEO, Scorpion Computer Services 

Speaker: Walter O'Brien

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About Walter O'Brien
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.

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.

When

Thu, Apr. 7, 2016
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. US/Central

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Where

Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce Street
Houston, Texas 77002
United States