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‘Scorpion’ To Speak At Oct. 15 Luncheon

The Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association (NIDIA) and the Fort Wayne Base Community Council (FWBCC) are co-hosting a luncheon on Thursday, October 15, at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). The luncheon will take place in the IPFW Walb Student Union’s International Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., as part of the all-day NIDIA Mega Conference. The luncheon is open not only to members of NIDIA and the FWBCC, but also the media. NIDIA conference check-in starts at 8 a.m. with a starting time of 8:30 a.m. for the all-day conference; FWBCC and media check-in starts at 10:45 a.m. for the 11:30 a.m. lunch program only.


The keynote luncheon speaker will be Walter O’Brien, the president and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services and the genius behind CBS’s hit TV show, Scorpion. His speech topic will be “Scorpion Unleashed: Protecting America from Cyber Attack.” O’Brien was a child prodigy who hacked into NASA’s computer system at only 13 years of age. As a businessman, he has since put his genius to work helping to mitigate risk on $1.9 trillion of investments, developing artificial intelligence engines to protect U.S. war fighters in Afghanistan, and working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security along with U.S. Navy and Air Force systems to protect American military personnel. He also serves as executive producer of the Scorpion TV show that is based on his life.