• Stryke Industries Announces Newest Client, Scorpion Computer Services

    Fort Wayne, IN – Stryke Industries, a highly specialized business development firm, is excited to announce its newest client, Scorpion Computer Services. As part of the Scorpion Computer Services team, Stryke Industries will manage a coherent strategy of business development actions from research and development, capture planning, customer engagement, contract writing and product delivery.

    Scorpion Computer Services, is led by Walter O’Brien (hacker name: “Scorpion”) a prodigy with an IQ of 197. At the age of 13, he started his company ScorpionComputerServices.com. O’Brien has mitigated risk for 7 years on $1.9 trillion of investments and has invented and applied Artificial Intelligence engines to protect United States war fighters in Afghanistan. Since 1988, O’Brien’s team of world class experts partner with clients on a global basis, across industries, to add real measurable value in mission-critical initiatives from planning, to execution, to running the business. O’Brien’s senior management has a collective knowledge of more than 413 technologies, 210 years in IT, and 1,360 projects. O’Brien himself has created over 177 unique technology inventions including ScenGen and WinLocX and is one of the world’s leading experts in the application of computer science and artificial intelligence to solve complex industry challenges.

    With Stryke’s 118 years of military service combined with Scorpion’s military track record having deployed ScenGen to the Air Force, the Navy and DISA the team brings the value the brings the value of warfighter service on the front lines, the strength of national engagement and the determination to integrate disruptive technologies across the federal government.

    O’Brien is a frequent public speaker for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and serves as a mentor at 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 currently serves as chairman or board member for Indi.com, Strike Force Solutions, Talentorum Alliance, Lawloop, Pantheon Energy and previously has served on the boards of companies such as American Environmental Energy, Starglobe and Toin Corp. In addition, Scorpion is frequently called on by news media, the government and the federal court system for his technology expertise.

    “Walter O’Brien was born and raised in Ireland and at 16, ranked first in national high speed computer problem solving competitions” stated Van Flamion, Co-founder and President of Stryke Industries. “This is exactly the caliber of teammate Stryke Industries needed. The best of the best in disruptive computing, disruptive code writing, program management and a host of other technologies.”

    At 18, O’Brien 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 has certified O’Brien 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).

    “In our IT division, it isn’t our goal to add in game maintainers, we want game changers,” explained David Augustine, the Senior Vice President for Business Development. “Walter O’Brien and his Team are just that. Stryke is committed to teaming with innovators like Scorpion Computer Services that are driven to provide great solutions for our military, homeland defense agencies and across the federal market place.”

    Stryke is in the business of growing defense companies and the partnership with Scorpion Computer Services will allow these companies to achieve their goals focusing on their final warfighter solution.

  • Purdue, IU to showcase technologies at defense industry conference on April 17

    FORT WAYNE, Ind., WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Technology experts will present intellectual property available for licensing from Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization and Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation during a Friday (April 17) conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

    Members of the Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association will meet 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the International Ballroom of the Walb Student Union at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

    Sean Ryan, director of engagement at IPFW, said intellectual property presentations have been part of several events in Fort Wayne since 2006. This is the first year the presentations will be integrated into the NIDIA conference.

    “The events were designed to promote licensing and startup opportunities around various pieces of intellectual property that we felt appealed to the industry clusters in the northeast Indiana region,” he said. “IU and Purdue add to the NIDIA conference by showcasing intellectual property that has a high potential to be turned into a revenue stream for defense- and homeland security-related businesses. At the same time, they are getting broad exposure to a critical high-tech industry sector in Indiana.”

    Technologies discovered and developed by Indiana University and Purdue University researchers to be presented at the conference are:

    * “Method for improving lithium-ion battery lifetime by controlling dendritic growth.” Jian Xie at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has discovered a novel method for controlling lithium ion dendritic growth inside batteries. By controlling these damaging spikes that grow during normal charge/discharge cycles, the lithium-ion battery lifetime can be significantly extended.

    * “Optical frequency comb generation using controllable mode interaction.” Andrew Weiner at Purdue University has discovered a novel method to control the dynamics of comb generation. This new method can be used to achieve broadband mode locking, tune the repetition rate and tailor the spectrum shape of the frequency comb.

    Retired Col. David Augustine, president of NIDIA, said the organization focuses on defense growth, which he said cannot happen without intellectual property development.

    “It’s important to have an active academia-industry relationship for this to happen. NIDIA looks to academia for research and development opportunities that streamline integration with small business,” he said. “We want our small business members to focus on technology development, not paperwork.”

    About Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization

    The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology-transfer programs among leading research universities in the U.S. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the university’s academic activities. The office is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, which received the 2014 Incubator Network of the Year from the National Business Incubation Association for its work in entrepreneurship. For more information about funding and investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation, contact the Purdue Foundry at foundry@prf.org. For more information on licensing a Purdue innovation, contact the Office of Technology Commercialization at innovation@prf.org

    Purdue Research Foundation contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, sgmartin@prf.org


    Col. David Augustine (ret.), 269-967-6232, david.augustine@strykeindustries.com
    Sean Ryan, 260-399-1662, ryans@ipfw.edu

  • NIDIA Mega Conference Registration Deadline: Thur. Apr. 16th at 10AM

    If you haven’t registered for Friday’s NIDIA Mega Conference, please do so soon.  We look forward to seeing you all at the conference!

    Registration for this FREE event closes Tomorrow (Thurs. April 16th) at 10:00 AM.

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  • NIDIA Website Receives Major Update to be Briefed at the April 17th Mega Conference

    Fellow NIDIA Members, when I think of NIDIA I think of an agile, fast moving organization that is reflective of the needs of our membership. Our second major enhancement to our website by our amazingly talented Web Designer, Wes DeKoninck, the Digital Marketing Manager for Saal Advertising, Inc. is now live. What is referred to as Version 1.2, it includes performance enhancements, style adjustments and an all new member organization enrollment and management system.

    Website enhancements include:

    • New backend framework structure to allow for better mobile responsiveness and improved performance.
    • Addition of new subtle animations to several elements of the site for improved aesthetics.
    • Added additional Board Of Directors positions to “About Us”.
    • Added a new event calendar with enhanced calendar and agenda functionality as well as improved event search features.
    • Improved NIDIA Member Directory layout with new alpha-index for searching.
    • Improved Membership enrollment form and automated billing/enrollment process including: automated directory listing addition upon completed enrollment payment, new email confirmation notices and automatic recurring subscription based annual renewal of NIDIA membership.

    We hope you enjoy the new and improved NIDIAonline.org website.

    Please sign up ASAP for the 17 April Mega conference and provide feedback during the open forum on our website upgrades. See you there and congratulations Wes on a job extremely well done!

    Dave Augustine, Col (ret)
    NIDIA Chairman of the Board

  • Stryke Industries Announces New Account Executive

    Stryke Industries, a highly specialized business development firm, is excited to announce their newest member of the team, Aaron Pence, as a global Account Executive. “Aaron will be focusing on growth strategies, creative collaboration, and providing outstanding support across a rich portfolio of valued clients.” stated Van Flamion, President of Stryke Industries. “Our current growth path has necessitated the move to bring aboard this caliber of talent. Aaron is very excited to be on the Stryke Team, and as expected, has hit the ground running.”

    Prior to joining Stryke, Aaron was an Integrated Product Team Lead for BAE Systems, focusing on aftermarket repairs, upgrades, and overhauls for military and commercial aircraft engine control systems. Mr. Pence’s focus will be on growth strategies, creative collaboration, and providing outstanding support across a rich portfolio of valued clients. His rich experience includes managing two Integrated Product Teams (IPT) that included 24 Engine Control and Aircraft Electronics Programs forecasting over $27 million in sales for Aftermarket Repairs in 2014. Mr. Pence is a distinguished graduate from the Academy of Military Science where he received his commission, a John L. Levitow Award Winner at the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy and the BAE Chairman’s Gold Award Recipient. Aaron is also the former President of the Junior Enlisted Council at the 122nd Fighter Wing and Past Post Commander, VFW Post 10205. Mr. Pence holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude) from the Indiana Institute of Technology, two Associates Degrees in Aviation Maintenance Technology and Avionic Systems from the Community College of the Air Force and holds a Professional Manager Certification. He is currently completing his MBA in Management.

    Stryke Industries is a defense business development firm and solutions provider committed to growing companies that are devoted to delivering quality products to the warfighter. Deep consideration was given to the current teammates and the warfighter when making this strategic decision for the Stryke team as a whole. “Aaron brings tremendous capability in creating opportunities and fostering relationships across Stryke Team Members and defense leaders – it is an extreme understatement to say I am thrilled to have him on board” stated Chris Rohe, Senior Vice President of Strategy for Stryke Industries.

    To learn more about Stryke Industries, please visit http://www.strykeindustries.com