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Our Mission
To provide high quality professional services to help the nation’s transportation agencies successfully and cost-effectively manage their assets and operations by finding innovative solutions through data-driven critical analysis, risk management, strategic planning and business process re-engineering, augmented where appropriate, by the use of technology.

The core foundation of StarIsis is to provide high quality services to our clients. With decades of hands-on experience, we assist the nation’s transportation agencies in cost-effectively managing their assets through the use of risk management strategies, long term financial planning, and optimizing asset performance by accounting for asset life using data driven decisions. Our innovative approaches help agencies provide transparency in operations and garner support for their transportation initiatives. We train agency executives and staff in the implementation of each of these initiatives through a variety of forums and help promote organizational excellence. We serve numerous state, federal and municipal agencies nationwide in the following areas:

  • Risk management
  • Asset management
  • Financial planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Data management & analytics
  • Transportation innovations and dissemination
  • Performance management
  • Business process review and improvements
  • Decision support
  • Training in the above areas
  • Technology and management consulting

StarIsis is led by its President, Ms. Shobna Varma, who served as the CIO for the Ohio Department of Transportation for several years and was involved on a hands-on basis in all of the above areas. With numerous publications, presentations, webinars and accomplishments to her credit, Ms. Varma serves as the lead consultant for StarIsis. Ms. Varma can be contacted at (614) 333-5370;

StarIsis is a certified Woman-Owned Small Business, participates in the SBA’s 8(a) program and is certified as a DBE by the Ohio Department of Transportation under their Unified Certification Program.