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Our 2020 Services and Solutions Overview


Dear Customers and Partners,

It gives me great pleasure to proudly present Optimate’s 2020 Services and Solutions overview.

Over the past months, we have had great conversations and feedback from our customers and partners, in addition to insightful reflections and evaluations of our knowledgeable colleagues. We have taken those ideas, questions, and feedback, and used it to focus our strategy along the lines of our mission statement: Powering Operational Intelligence.

The potential of operational data to improve business processes, reduce waste and facilitate digital business models is enormous and – still – largely untapped, but can only be achieved through an integrated and coherent strategy from the source of the data to the dashboard or predictive model. That’s why the Optimate Services and Solutions approach is built on four practices that hold the core of our capabilities. From the core of process control and device-generated data, via data integration and acquisition in historian solution, contextualisation and data quality management, to sensible visualisation and advanced modelling that drives better decisions.

But it’s not only what we do, but also how we do it. Driven by our core values of Accountability and Transparency, our approach is collaborative, honest and result-focussed. We understand no one solution will be the same for every client, and circumstances change. The foundation we build with you today will enable a long-term solution for your every data need now and in the future. We welcome you to come on this journey with us and letting us showcase to you how our Services and Solutions will best serve you.

You can learn more about them here:

Or, reach out to me or my team personally for an introductory meeting.

We are with certainty that the road ahead will be full of exciting initiatives from our unified team.

Kind regards,

Francois Mevis

DATE: Feb 12, 2020
AUTHOR: Admin_Optimate

Welcome back Michael!


Michael Jones is back working with the Optimate family! He returned fresh in 2020 and we thought it would be a great idea to catch up for a chat now he has settled back in.

How did you come to be working at Optimate?

I was introduced to the Optimate team while working as a contractor for Origin Energy back in 2011. I was impressed by the company’s range of technical skills and the enthusiastic culture and joined the company that year.

I left Optimate mid last year to pursue a new opportunity but welcomed the opportunity to rejoin with the team this year. I’m a PI specialist and really enjoy working with clients to keep them updated, while providing high quality service.

What have you been working on during your first few weeks at Optimate?

Getting to know the team and clients again, opening new doors for training and upskilling. As well as working as a team on our key areas of who we are supporting in the business environment – both externally and internally.

What will you be working on for the next few weeks?

Collaborating on our PI System deployment to ensure we have the highest standards, client project support and internal development.  I also heard rumour Naomi will be needing some help packing when we move to 480 Queen in a few short months. 

Last question! What do you think the future is for this industry?

The future looks great. The amount of data industry generates is increasing rapidly and this data needs to be managed to obtain the maximum benefit from it.

DATE: Feb 5, 2020
AUTHOR: Admin_Optimate

Welcome to our new team member Lachlan!

General, ,

Lachlan Gordon started with the Optimate team at our Brisbane office a little over four weeks ago now and we thought it was time to get to know him a little better.

How did you come to be working at Optimate?

I started out working in the IT Industry working around Brisbane before realising I wanted something a bit more challenging. I made the decision to study a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics and Robotics at QUT. Upon leaving UNI I was working in the Building Management Services (BMS) Industry as a control systems engineer which sparked my passion for smart technology integration.

What have you been working on during your first few weeks at Optimate?

I am currently learning PI and getting my PI accreditation.

What will you be working on for the next few weeks?

I will continue with my training and completing the accreditation. I am also scheduled to complete Claroty – Cyber Security partner training.

With all of this study and training you are doing.. Have you managed to visit any customer sites yet?

Yes! It has been great to see first hand the work that has been done and is being done at customer sites. As well as the relationships Optimate have built with customers over the years.

What sites have been your favourite so far?

I would say the milk bottling factory and the cement factory would be highlights so far! There has been heaps of innovation and work done by Optimate over the years and It is great to see it all in action.

Last question! What do you think the future is for this industry?

I think the Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber security. Anything to make things more efficient for people.

Thanks so much for your time Lachlan! It has been a pleasure getting to know you better!

DATE: Nov 14, 2019
AUTHOR: Admin_Optimate