LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Scorpion Computer Services, Inc., the "Think Tank for Hire" led by founder and CEO Walter O'Brien won the 2016 Los Angeles Business Journal's Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award for being one of the most innovative companies in Los Angeles County. For the fourth time in 18 months O'Brien and his firm has received a commendation for their work and contributions such as ScenGen, the artificial intelligence engine. Scorpion Computer Services was also applauded for introducing millions of people to the concept that "being smart is cool" with /Scorpion, CBS's number one drama inspired O'Brien's company. In the television show, Walter O'Brien is featured as the main character. He is supported by "Team Scorpion" which resembles the real Scorpion Computer Services that solves problems using technology and raw brainpower for government, military and ordinary people.
During his acceptance speech for the award, Walter thanked Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, after which the Innovation Award was honored for his contributions to the healthcare field through Abraxis BioScience and NantWorks and the event was sponsored by Merrill Lynch. Among the most popular figures to bridge Hollywood and the once-obscure fields of computer science and artificial intelligence, O'Brien joked that "It's great to be recognized as a thirty-year overnight success." Only a handful of people have had a major network television show based off their life in their own lifetime. Scorpion Computer Services, provides intelligence-on-demand to the U.S. government, military and a number of Fortune 5000 firms. O'Brien's firm also provides strategic counsel to some of the most influential people in the world across politics, finance and technology. Best known for the firm's "high IQ" recruitment and retention, the company works with some of the highest "emotional quotient" individuals to manage complex and sensitive projects for its clients.