Optus Innovation Hub Targets Small Medium Business in Sydney
With an aim to drive technology innovation, Optus has officially initiated its innovation hub from June 2012, 2018 aiming to collaborate the SMBs inside Sydney. The Hub operates as an extension to the Optus SMB platform where the start-up business can make use of the technology to tackle the emerging SMB issues.
The agenda of inaugurating technology hub is to explore the opportunities and solve the challenges for prospective growth and better user experiences. Giving clarification on the commencement, Matt Ball, Optus SMB vice president said, “The Innovation Hub is designed to solve and explore challenges and opportunities and foster new ways of thinking to provide Optus SMB customers with the best user experience and prospects for growth.”
He further added, “SMBs are the backbone of the Australian economy and it’s incredibly important for Optus as a business partner for SMBs to invest in new ways of supporting their growth and success.”
Optus to extend the service is said to have invited several corporates, agencies, innovative leaders to contribute and share knowledge in the hub. Macquarie University has tied up with Optus for its first innovative hub challenge. The challenge will highly focus on how the telecom network can support the SMBs business digitally. The participation is expected to flow in detail from broad range of topics including digital marketing, digital currencies and cross border expansion.
Speaking on the start-up concept, Minister of NSW Matt Kean said, “It’s incredibly important that we unlock more opportunities for start-ups to collaborate and innovate with big business, and this is a perfect example of just that. These innovative companies are carving out the next generation of jobs and businesses for our country, and I’m pleased to see some of our best and brightest innovators working together to create a prosperous future for our country.”