About Cognian

Cognian Technologies is a fast-growing Australian technology company whose mission is to make every building a smart building.

Our Vision

Make today’s buildings tomorrow-ready.

Cognian’s vision is to make every building – new or established
– a smart building.

To commercial building owners who want sustainable reporting and higher rental returns for their buildings, Cognian has ensured that the latest smart building technology is affordable and can be installed in all commercial buildings. 

With its patented Syncromesh technology, Cognian has created the only scalable and open wireless platform designed for the built environment.

Syncromesh has unlocked the smart building retrofits market while also remaining a highly attractive option for new builds. The Syncromesh platform lowers installation costs and provide wireless tracking, people counting and mobile device control for new and existing buildings.

The Cognian Story

Launched in 2016, Cognian Technology rolled out a pilot of its wireless technology in Cisco’s Innovation Lab in Sydney Australia, where the patented Syncromesh wireless was tested for security and robustness.


Cognian was awarded an accelerating Commercialisation Australia grant from the Australian Government on the strength of their wireless technology.

Cognian was able to commercialise its wireless technology and run further pilots in the University of Western Sydney and Paramatta schools.

Cognian became a Schneider Clipsal Enabled Partner and was invited to present on the Clipsal roadshow as the wireless solution for enabling the smart building retrofit market.

Cognian continues to win landmark commercial building projects in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane and is working to establish its footprint in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Our Team

Matthew Banks

A global real estate leader with over three decades of experience heading up commercial property arms for blue chip companies.

Previously, Matthew was Executive Director at Macquarie Group where he held senior roles within its real estate businesses, including Global Head of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Real Estate where he drove real estate funds, associated investments, and active real estate projects across Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. 

Matthew was also previously Chief Executive Officer for the Lendlease funds management businesses in the United States, Asia and Australia.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from Melbourne University.

Mark Blum
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Over 30 years’ international leadership experience in the IT&T, Managed Services and Innovation sectors.

Mark was previously GM, IoT Innovation Centres at Cisco. He was a founding executive at AAPT,  responsible for development, engineering and operations. Mark was also Senior VP Ops and Engineering at Reliance Globalcom.

Mark holds B.Sc and B.E (Hons) degrees from Sydney University, an  M.Eng degree from University of Technology, Sydney and an MBA from Deakin University.

Slav Zinger
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Inventor and developer of connectivity and mesh technologies including Syncromesh.

Over 20 years’ experience in electronic and software design, engineering and management, including nine years experience in design and management of secure, wireless battlefield communications.

Slav holds BSc, MSc and MBA degrees.

Mark Weinstein
Head of Sales and Delivery

Over 21 years in the technology sector with a focus on providing value across the full lifecycle from Enterprise sales for major international organisations, managing multi-million dollar blue chip accounts, strategy, roadmaps, business case development through to full operations.

Rebekah Edwards
Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel

Senior legal and financial services executive with over 20 years’ experience in Australia and the UK, with Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, King & Wood Mallesons and Clifford Chance.

Partner with us

If you have a smart building product technology, Cognian is interested in working with you. Cognian is looking for product partners who provide quality products in the built environment, such as lighting, sensing, security, or control products.

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Cognian Technology’s state-of-the-art Syncromesh solution is enabling Every Building to become a Smart Building on a global scale.  If you would like to be part of this new and exciting opportunity then email us to receive our Investor Presentation.

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