Brian Oduor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He designs data-driven intelligence. He’s the founder of Cap of X, a think-&-do tank that collaborates with organizations to efficiently augment machine intelligence with existing business functions in order to find new opportunities and enhance organizational ethos / bottom line.
Brian spent a decade using the capital markets to solve macro issues. As the youngest energy derivatives trader at Barclays, he was instrumental in the formation of the U.S’s first greenhouse gas market. He was also involved in developing the U.S. Virgin Island’s waste disposal market and in the unsuccessful creation of a sustainable charcoal market in Kenya, which would save its fragile water catchment areas.
In addition, Brian has advised media and tech companies facing disruption from emerging technologies such as the internet and mobile telephony. Covering over $30bn worth of deals at JPMorgan, Brian worked with newspaper, cable, telco and satellite companies to strategize and recapitalize for the future.
Brian holds a BA, summa cum laude, in Mathematics and Computer Science from Connecticut College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Mu Epsilon (National Mathematics Honor Society). Brian also holds two Masters degrees from Yale University, where he focused on Behavioral Economics and the Business of Climate Change.