Mark Blum

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cognian

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 the University of Technology, Sydney and an MBA from Deakin University.

Takes part in

  • PropTech NEXT SummitView Full Event
  • 12:20 - 13:00

    Proptech Innovation Spotlight I: Integrating new technologies into commercial buildings

    In this session, we hear from leading international Proptech start-ups and scale-ups who are delivering solutions to meet the current challenges facing commercial real estate. The founders will share their insights into why they have developed these solutions and how their tech will transform key aspects of the sector.

    Proptech 1 – Antony Ceravolo, Founder, Sine 

    Proptech 2Tim StewartCo-Founder, Exergenics

    Proptech 3Trent KnoxChief Executive Officer, EP&T Global

    Proptech 4Mark BlumChief Executive Officer, Cognian

    Panellists include:
    Antony Ceravolo Founder, Sine
    Tim Stewart Co-Founder, Exergenics
    Trent Knox Chief Executive Officer, EP&T Global
    Mark Blum Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cognian
    Moderated by:
  • Smart & Healthy Buildings SummitView Full Event
  • 11:30 - 12:10

    Panel Discussion: PropTech Innovators Showcase - Integrating new technologies into smart buildings

    By Stephen Macdonald Partner, The PropTech Connection

    New technologies are coming fast and furious to an industry that is in dire need of new methods and processes to heighten efficiencies and create resiliency and sustainability. Will these leading-edge technologies be the solution in a new era of smart and healthy innovation?

    In this session, we hear from 3 leading international start-ups who are each delivering solutions to meet the current challenges of the industry. They will share insights into why they have developed these tech solutions and how they will transform key aspects of the industry.

    Panellists include:
    Mark Blum Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cognian
    Roope Pajasmaa Chief Growth Officer, Platform of Trust
    David Azar AI Innovation Manager, AdOPT AI
    Moderated by:
    Stephen Macdonald Partner, The PropTech Connection

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