CROSS Network Intelligence (CNI) is a young software company dedicated to providing innovative and disruptive solutions to the Telecommunications and Utilities market. Our team, based in Ostrava and Prague, Czech Republic, and Cambridge, United Kingdom, brings a wealth of domain and technical expertise, as well as over 100 years of combined experience supporting global, industry-leading Telecoms.
The company’s roots began implementing GE Smallworld products and building out their functionality based on the requirements of the customer, namely expanding the Physical Inventory to include additional functionality, such as Root Cause and Service Impact Analysis. This effort ultimately led to the creation of CROSS, a next-generational Operational Support System (OSS) based on a new and simplified approach to managing network inventory.
Funding raised in 2017 from start-up accelerators Bolt and UP21 allowed the CNI team to further enhance CROSS, grow the team, and expand our presence into new international markets.
Jan Ulc is a co-founder of CNI and is responsible for strategic and organizational development. He is an experienced entrepreneur and business executive, who has held leadership roles in a number of global organizations, such as GE Energy and Smallworld.
His expertise spans sales, business development, executive leadership. Jan specializes in corporate growth and has a BSEE degree from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and an MBA from California State University of Hayward in the United States.
Karel Hodan is responsible for the vision, technical evolution and development of CNI’s products and solutions. His deep experience of the telecoms software industry provides the breadth of knowledge required to ensure consistent innovation.
Prior to founding CNI, Karel held a number of technical and leadership positions in companies such as TietoEnator and SDC. He holds a Master of Engineering degree from the Technical University of Ostrava.
Radim Just leads the operations and service delivery teams for CNI. He ensures the efficient organization of company to support its rapid growth and expansion.
Radim has previously held senior positions in the telecoms industry, having worked with both SDC and TietoEnator. He holds both a BA and MS degree from the Technical University of Ostrava.
Bohdan Cech heads development activities for CNI, ensuring that delivery is aligned with the company’s overall vision, customer requirements and evolving roadmap.
He has more than 15 years’ experience of software development in the telecoms industry, having held a number of key positions as well as founding and running an ISP. Bohdan has a BA from Masaryk University.
Peter Kern has responsibility for CNI’s commercial activities and is leading international growth and expansion, building both direct and indirect sales. He is an experienced telecoms professional with extensive contacts throughout the industry.
He has held senior leadership positions, as well as founding several of the Realworld Systems group entities, which grew to support operations in multiple countries. Peter has a BA Honours degree from the University of Sussex.
Mihail Botez leads CNI’s partnership program, to support indirect sales and integration partners from around the globe.
He has extensive business development and industry experience, gained from companies such as GE, Intergraph and Cisco, and across a number of technical and commercial roles. Mihail has an MSc from the Technical University of Bucharest.