As entrepreneurs, we are aware of the extent of our responsibilities. We want to be as open as possible in communication, sharing and feedback.
We are not afraid to do things our own way and differently than others. Innovation and exploration of unknown paths drive everything we do. The commitments we make to ourselves and others, no matter how big, are of great importance to us.
Within the group and outwardly, we have a fundamental revulsion to corruption, fraudulent behaviour, politicking, vested interests, racism, bossing and anything that stifles freedom, openness and fairness.
We are older than Google! Our first customer was FIDES, for whom we develop custom software for central security consoles.
Jan Najvárek moves to Canada and we have our first office in Brno, Dornych. We have another customer, HSE, for whom we develop custom IS for manufacturing.
We develop a custom accounting system for them.
Establishing cooperation with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise opened the door to the world of software for telecommunications. And now we have three members, we’ve hired our first employee.
We implement the first stand-alone telco project for Orange Romania.
Through HP we attain a cooperation with Austrian operator H3A (Hutchison) which is a great breakthrough.
T-Mobile and Eurotel become our customers. We move to a bigger premises in Brno, Poděbradova street, and there are now 15 of us!
We manage to expand our direct cooperation with T-Mobile.
This means we move again to new premises in Brno, Božetěchova.
We are working on the practical use of AI.
We establish the first Slovak representation of ARTIN Technologies. We separate the company's real estate assets into a separate entity, ARTIN Property.
We already have 20 regular clients. We start to penetrate the banking sector.
This effectively laid the foundation for the creation of ARTIN Group. We plan to expand 120 people by 2015. We start a cooperation with ČSOB which gets us into the banking SW sector.
At the end of the year, we cross the 100 employees’ mark.
We integrate it into the ARTIN group as our new Slovak representative office. We enter the insurance sector with Metlife.
We have 140 employees! We strengthen our activities in the field of AI and robots. The Roboauto team wants to create the first robotic car in the Czech Republic.
We want to build a new headquarters in Technology Park. Our new customer is CETIN, we are penetrating the defence sector.
The original Prague office is separated under a new brand. We establish a new Prague office and increase recruitment activities. We become stronger in the telecommunications segment and enter the automotive segment with Valeo ČR. We are the Cyclo-employer of the year!
We set up the Roboauto project into a separate company, Roboauto s.r.o. We join forces with Tesabot, a testing automation company.
And we are expanding AI activities with the Aiviro project. We celebrate 20 years of ARTIN and formally establish the ARTIN Group.
We define our mission and values. We work with YSoft, Generali and many other new clients. We buy minority shares in Notum Technologies, Levebee operating vcelka.cz service and Senzoor Czechs.r.o. We reorganize the companies in the group into a holding company.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we switch to working from home across the board without major problems. We surpass 300 employees.
It takes into account the new challenges for recent months. We join Realpad, a company developing software tools for real estate developers.
We are a group of technology enthusiasts who share the same values, a common vision and a desire to continually push the boundaries of knowledge and possibilities. We have diverse entrepreneurial stories, successful projects and a wealth of experience to back us up.
He studied automation at Brno University of Technology and subsequently earned a PhD in artificial intelligence and neural networks. He has worked as a developer-contractor, and later also at Manulife, a Canadian insurance company.
In 1998, he founded ARTIN with Tomáš Ondráček, where he continues to apply his ideas and visions.
If you do your job with passion, diligence and for long enough, you will excel and people will appreciate your work. Software is a craft like any other, let's do it well but keep it simple.
Honza's favorite quotes:
"For everything that is great, the first step is courage."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
He studied computer science at Brno University of Technology and subsequently obtained a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and neural networks. During his studies, he worked as a developer - contractor, then with Jan Najvárek founded the company ARTIN, in the activities of which he is still active today.
It's about the people. Experience has taught me the importance of the kind of people you surround yourself with in life and work. I have been lucky to have wonderful colleagues and friends with whom we have been able to realize many of our visions and dreams and have a lot of fun along the way.
Our portfolio includes projects in the fields of information technology, software development, robotics and other similar areas that bring great added value. And we don't mean just financial gains.
We strive to foster the potential of exceptional and well-targeted ideas and seek out interesting opportunities, ideas and visions.
We build successful companies that leave a visible footprint in their industries from small companies and startups that have courage and a strong vision.
We provide professional services in the areas of software development and integration; quality control, support and consulting mainly in the areas of telecommunications. We also provide insurance and finance, industrial production, services and logistics. We operate in theCzech Republic and abroad - namely in Switzerland and Austria.
We focus our experience and knowledge so as to provide our customers with high quality, fast and reliable solutions built on long-term partnerships and good relationships. We also support R&D projects such as Roboauto, Aiviro or Coworkers.ai.
We provide services in the field of complex software solutions, system integration, application testing and IT consulting. We want to be a sought-after supplier especially in the areas ofBSS/OSS in telecommunications, identity management (IDM) and others, not only within Slovakia and the Czech Republic, but also on foreign markets.
Our platform for selling product insurance is used by customers in 12 countries in Europe, the Middle East and NorthAfrica. In addition to this, our activities also extend to Southeast Asia andNorth America. We are open-minded and love the challenge of new markets and new technology.
We help industrial vehicle manufacturers accelerate and economize the development and operation of teleoperated and fully automated mobile robots. Our products bring intelligence, safety, and greater efficiency to a wide range of automated machines that work on the road, in the field, underground, and underwater.
We want to show the world that even small machine builders have the ability to build amazing and intelligent machines that help people do difficult and dangerous jobs.
In addition to development, we also invest our effort and energy into education, training, meetups and other events. We want to open the doors to the latest technologies for our own benefit as well as for the benefit of our society.
We specialize in outsourcing software testing solutions for local and global clients in banking, telecommunications, transportation and more. At ARTIN Group we act as a competency center for SW testing.
Apart from our core business, we are dedicated to popularizing testing and building a local community of testers and QA specialists. The flagship of our activities is SANAE Software Testing BEER.EX - a conference focused on the latest trends and innovations in SW testing.
Since 2014, the LeveBee app has been helping children with their education when they need it most - when they are learning the basic skills that underpin all further learning (reading, writing, arithmetic and languages in general). We are developing the app to really help children, who are for instance dyslexics, young foreigners, children with ADHD and many more, overcome their learning difficulties.
LeveBee is already being used by over 250,000pupils from 3 different countries (Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia).Annually, LeveBee users go through more than 3.5 million exercises.
EquiRadar is a digital platform forequestrian sports, especially jumping, dressage and eventing. It provides asingle venue where equestrians, equestrian service providers, competitionorganisers and product retailers across Europe can connect. EquiRadar alsoprovides its users with digital marketing services, including completemanagement of their websites and applications.