Adrian Banica

Executive Chairman, Illusense Inc.

Over the past 20 years, Adrian has been integrally involved in founding and building three technology companies from the ground up. Most recently he was the founder and CEO of Synodon Inc., a remote sensing company offering methane emissions mapping and other aerial GIS services to the oil and gas sector.  This has given him considerable experience in high-tech product development and commercialization, leading technology company startups, technology venture financing (including IPOs), brand development, and revenue growth in Canada, the U.S., and internationally.


Earlier in his career, Adrian was responsible for leading design teams in developing a number of highly sophisticated instruments used on NASA satellites, the space shuttle, and other space missions.  Adrian has contributed to shaping strategy and policy to enhance  financing and growth opportunities for technology companies in Alberta, as a director for Technology Alberta, Capital Road, and InfoTech Alberta.