Core team of xPORT

Ota Novotný, Ph. D.
Executive Director

Ota is the coordinator of the competence centers of the Prague University of Economics and Business, where students and teachers work on the projects of the University’s business partners. He is also Head of the Department of Information Technology at the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics.

He obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer science at the University of Economics. He is primarily interested in business intelligence applications, advanced marketing analytics, IT services in management, modeling and measurement. He has worked on several consulting and development projects related to these fields. Ota is a co-author of 10 books, author and co-author of several textbooks, conference proceedings and articles.


Kamila Rychtaříková
Chief Operating Officer

Kamila came to xPORT from marketing larger technology companies. She has experience in the field of management and planning of marketing activities, event organization, public relations and development of company marketing strategies.

At xPORT, she is in charge of organizing external events and communicating with partners.



Jakub Stránský
B2B Incubation & B2BStars Program Manager

Jakub Stránský founded the startup Techambition in 2012 with the aim of utilizing computer’s potential in teaching technical subjects. Today, more than 15% of secondary schools in the Czech Republic use Techambition products.

At xPORT he leads the B2B Incubation program and mentors startups. He also prepares the B2BStars program focused on sales and marketing in startups after the incubation phase.



Tereza Bendová
Project & Operations Manager

Tereza graduated from Social and Media Communication and has several years of experience in the field of media from her previous jobs, where she worked first as a Sales Manager and then as a Production and Event Manager. Tereza came to xPORT after her maternity leave.

As an Office Manager of xPORT, she is responsible for its smooth running and maintaining a pleasant working atmosphere.



Martin Potančok
Data & Business Program Manager

Martin has more than 8 years of experience in software development. For the last three years he has been working as a project manager on software projects for international companies (eg. Siemens, Linet, Eurest, CZ LOKO, Emerson Climate Technologies).

In addition to project management, Martin focuses on healthcare, specifically on the usage of information systems in healthcare. He is also interested in IS / ICT sourcing strategies in healthcare facilities and collaborates on projects with MSD’s Global Innovation Center.