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xPORT Board is the director’s advisory group. It is composed of professionals in fields of business, and investments in firms, and controlling and many others. xPORT Board assesses and evaluates projects, which going through programs iPORT and aPORT, giving them feedback and sharing their experience.

Štěpán Alexa
Member of xPORT Board 


Stepan has 15 years of experience in hands-on and senior positions covering R&D, Professional Services Delivery and Sales in Telecoms, Finance and Geospatial industries. Most recently Stepan has been Chief Technology Officer at Symfonie Capital. Before he was Sales director in Oracle Corporation with responsibility for sales of telecommunication systems portfolio in Central, Eastern Europe and Russia. Prior to joining Oracle Stepan managed Research&Development organization at Sitronics JSC, one of the largest high-tech companies in Eastern Europe providing solutions to tier one telco operators such as MTS, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Stepan is also a member of the investment committee of Symfonie Angel Ventures, Managing partner at UpVision, partner at and member of Executive board of Alliance for Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems.

Within xPORT Stepan oversees the aPORT and Investor programs. He is responsible for establishing, setting up and launching the program for acceleration of company’s businesses and framework for cooperation with investors.



Milan Nidl
Member of xPORT Board
Milan has lot of experience in IT governance and in creating and implementing IT strategies. He has been a part of ICT management in many big different companies throughout the years. In ČEZ, a.s. as an IT director, in a ČEZ group as an executive head and director of strategies, development and security. In 2006, he decided to transfer from energy industry to financial sector. Up until 2015, he was a member of board of directors in VIG holding, in Kooperativa, a.s. and in Česká podnikatelská pojišťovna, a.s., where he was a head of ICT, some insurance segments and customer service. At the same time, he was a part of the main committee of IT strategies for the whole VIG holding. Now, he works for financial group in Czech republic, where he takes care of strategies of acquisitions. He is also responsible for the development of BI strategies and big data.




Martin Kešner
Member of xPORT Board

More than eight years Martin has been engaged in promoting entrepreneurship among young people, which is implemented by consulting and organising educational events for young entrepreneurs. He co-founded Business Development Institute at the University of Economics in 2008. Also he is founder of the competition of business plans Vodafone “Idea of the Year”. Presently, Martin works at Venture Capital at J&T Ventures fond, where he is in charge of sourcing and execution of projects in the portfolio. Martin is a member of the Board of Directors of Zeitgeist Health SE company. Since 2009 he works at the Department of Management at University of Economics in Prague.





Gabriel Berdár
Former Member of xPORT Board


Before Gabriel started to work as a freelancer and independent consultant in field of technology and investments, he had been acquiring experience at IBM (sales), Xerox (Managing Director), DELL (Managing Director) and Český Telecom (CEO and Chairman of the board).

Presently, he is an owner of BVI s. r. o., which is concerned with strategy, startups, new businesses, change management and crisis management. Besides others, among his clients include: Blaze fund, British American Tobacco, Broker Trust, Cimex, Geodis, Magistrát hl. M. Prahy, MatchBoard, Node 5, Stapro, VZP etc. Gabriel is also a member of advisory comittee Venture Investors - venture investments, merger and acquisition.


Blanka Sawkins
Former Member of xPORT Board 


 Blanka is a Headhunter specialist at headhunter’s company Brůžková & Partners. Her career has started at HayGroup company. Thereafter she worked at CzechInvest agency, firstly as a project manager, later as a Head of Business Environment Development. Also she got involved in many projects of cooperation between universities and businesses..