Optias is an advisory and consulting firm established in 2008 which works closely with an extensive network of collaboration partners. Optias provides incisive advice and analysis on Government and business problems and strategic challenges. Optias is also involved in guiding and building technology-based businesses, particularly in the biomedicine sector.
The Optias team brings extensive experience in leadership roles in government, multinational corporations and small businesses. We have led government agencies, provided strategic leadership to multinational corporations, and supported the growth and development of numerous small technology-based businesses.
Our work has seen our engagement in many sectors of the economy and across all government departments. We are particularly focused on playing our part in making the world a better place and as such, we have a strong focus on the biomedical and health sectors. In these sectors we have direct experience in providing healthcare (as a medical practitioner), in biomedical research, in building biomedical businesses, and in providing insight and guidance to government initiatives in healthcare.
Optias Partners have had direct line management experience and responsibility for strategic planning and new business development for major Australian-based multinationals and worked in Asia, North America and Europe. As well, they have deep domain expertise in IT and Digital solutions and specific experience and capabilities in the health sector both in Australia and Europe.
What we DO
Assessing Policies and Investments
Strategic Planning for Government and Business
Social and Environmental Return on Investment
Technology Business Development
Optias has a long engagement in building new businesses. We have had a strong relationship with the Australian Technology Centre, we managed strategy at Melbourne IT, established and operated Information City Australia, an ICT business incubator, and have spun out new health technology ventures from hospitals and universities.
Dr Ian Smart
Dr Grace Lai