Wednesday, 18 March 2020 11:17

James Isbell joins Cognian Technologies

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Australian technology company Cognian Technologies has expanded its executive team with the appointment of former Microsoft senior manager James Isbell as Chief Commercial Officer.

Isbell joins Cognian from Microsoft where he was most recently leading strategic relationships with global Capital Markets, Investment and Wealth clients. Prior to Microsoft Isbell worked in leadership and growth roles at HPE and IBM.

Isbell’s appointment follows Rebekah Edwards joining the Cognian executive team as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel in 2019. Edwards has significant experience in the legal and financial services sectors, having worked at Goldman Sachs and Clifford Chance, in London and King & Wood Mallesons and JPMorgan in Sydney.

“We are delighted to welcome James to the Cognian leadership team,” said Mark Blum, Co-founder and CEO of Cognian.

“James joins us at the perfect time, spearheading our involvement in the RealTechX program and building relationships with key property and technology players as Cognian continues its expansion.”

“Cognian is one of the bright stars in the Australian innovation scene, recognising the huge opportunity to provide simple solutions to one of the world’s biggest problems,” said James Isbell, Chief Commercial Officer at Cognian. “I’m excited to lead the charge as Cognian scales globally. Having worked across multi-national technology companies, there is huge potential to transition Cognian into a cloud-first global player in the smart buildings space.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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