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Sidney Olinyk | November 2016

31 Oct 2016 11:02 PM | Anonymous member

CEO & Co-founder of Dūcō Experts

Please note your affiliation and years of experience in the energy and/or environmental field, and any particular achievement/interest in energy/environment you would like to mention.

I am the CEO & Co-founder of Dūcō Experts, an online, on-demand marketplace of experts, who are available to provide quick actionable information to businesses around the world. Energy is one of our key industry focuses, and our energy experts include former senior White House and military officials, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders around the world. Our web-based platform facilitates introductions and partnerships so that businesses can immediately access actionable energy and geopolitical intelligence.

Prior to starting Dūcō, I served at the Department of Defense working on Middle East Policy issues, with a particular interest in energy issues. Prior to the Pentagon, in 2010, I started the Energy Expert Group at the Truman National Security project -- a leading security-focused NGO.

Any particular achievement/interest in energy/environment you would like to mention?

I built Dūcō, a platform that makes it faster, easier, and more affordable for any organization -- from small businesses to think tanks to Fortune 100 companies -- to access world-class expertise on a range of topics, including energy policy and environmental issues.

In your opinion, what are important economic/policy issues facing the energy industry nowadays?

Apart from climate change, a central challenge facing the energy industry today is keeping up with the rapid pace of technological innovation -- from persistent cybersecurity threats to market-reshaping artificial intelligence -- and understanding the implications of geopolitical developments on markets. Whether it’s understanding the consequences of the evolving US relationship with Iran, the growth of the middle class in many Asian and African countries, or the proliferation of driverless cars, energy industry leaders will excel only by tapping into a truly global knowledge base. That’s what Dūcō can provide.

How long have you been a member of NCAC? Any particular NCAC memory you would like to share with us?

I am a relatively new member and have heard about NCAC’s events and fantastic support from many others in the community. I look forward to meeting more members in the community soon and contributing to the organization and the broader industry. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at

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