Let’s make it clear from the start, we are not talking technology here, but the latest professional upgrades to our human resources. We are pleased to announce the recent addition of three top flight experts in the fields of IT and broadcast management.
First amongst them, we must welcome Marek Jakub as a Senior Programmer on the Systems Integration Team. Marek comes to us after more than 15 years with Nova TV, the largest private broadcaster in the Czech Republic, working as a Business Systems Administrator. In fact, Nova were a little sad concerning his desire for greener pastures, as the parting was totally amicable, and they engineered a career path for him by recommending him to us here at Provys, a major partner and supplier of Nova TV, thereby ensuring a continuing relationship with Marek. Accordingly, one could claim that he goes down in history as the first media professional to be “head-shunted”. In his younger days, Marek was a champion mathematician being placed in the top five in a nation-wide competition, guaranteeing himself automatic admission to the Maths Faculty of Charles University without further entrance exam requirements. When not deep in mathematical thought, his principal hobby is walking (running) the dog, a Prague Ratter, famous for its lively and active nature, thus perhaps exposing the other side of Marek’s character.
Next, we are pleased to welcome Radek Vacha as the Team Leader of our Senior Consultants. Radek comes to us after a global career with the top names where he managed and developed large IT systems for finance, banking and insurance companies. He brings experience from the USA, Poland, France, China and, of course, the Czech and Slovak Republics. As a self-confessed workaholic, one of his principal pursuits is the development and promotion of IT systems with the best possible friendly nature and characteristics, thereby dovetailing perfectly with our motto: “Efficiency with a human face”. When not drumming up new IT concepts, one of Radek’s hobbies is drumming on his new electronic drum set. He also enjoys history, marketing, psychology, photography and motorbiking.
Last but not least, we are delighted to welcome Josef Zadina as a Presales Business Analyst. Josef comes to us from Aveco, a global name in broadcast automation, where he rose to the position of Sales Director during a career spanning more than 19 years. Prior to that, he worked for Czech TV for 7 years as an engineer in the continuity studios. In his soul, he is a broadcast engineer whose top-level technical expertise will certainly be invaluable to the Provys organisation and their clients. In his heart, he is a mountain man, predominantly pursuing cross-country skiing and hiking. On the technical side, he has an unusual hobby of creating computer networks between family and friends through his own sophisticated domestic hub.
“These welcome additions to the Provys team strengthen our capabilities and set us securely on the path to further future successes”says Jan Hrdlicka, Managing Director, Provys.