Our team

From New York to Hong Kong, Sao Paulo to Berlin, we assist thousands of daily users in delivering the latest news for on-air broadcasting.


Mission and vision of Octopus

We are a leading producer of newsroom computer systems in the broadcast industry with 20 years of experience. We develop and supply MOS compliant solutions to TV and News stations, Radio, eSports, Sports and WebTV channels worldwide. Our team has a passion for developing the latest technologies, predicting trends in the broadcast industry and delivering the best 24/7 support to our customers.

Founded on the principle that journalists should enjoy making news, Octopus Newsroom produces the software that broadcasters use to deliver the fastest and most complete news in the world.

Our management and senior team members

Petr Stokuc
Petr StokucCEO
This is where it all began. Petr is the Managing Director and a majority owner of Octopus Newsroom. He defines and manages the corporate strategic vision, as well as the day-to-day leadership of the company.
Gabriel Janko
Gabriel JankoCOO & Sales director
With over 15 years of expertise in the broadcast software industry, Gabriel is responsible for business development, key accounts and partnerships as well as the overall leadership of the Octopus Team.
Miro Rusko
Miro RuskoManaging Director APAC
Member of Octopus Newsroom since summer of 2013, Miro has a Master’s degree in IT Management & Economics. He is based in Bangkok where he leads business development in the Asia-Pacific region.
Scott Fitzgerald
Scott FitzgeraldNational Sales Director for North America
With over 20 years of experience in the newsroom & production environment and a three-time Emmy winner, Scott is working closely with local partners and taking care of Octopus customers across North America.
Gianluca Bertuzzi
Gianluca BertuzziSales Manager Africa & Latin America
Gianluca is originally from Italy, and speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. He has a wealth of transferable knowledge, having worked in other business sectors and leading corporations. Gianluca is easy to talk to and enjoys meeting with people.
Martin Nedbal
Martin NedbalSenior developer
Martin is a member of Octopus Newsroom almost since its inception. He designs, maintains and develops the system to meet and exceed our customers’ needs. He has superb knowledge in computer languages that this space is not enough to list them.
Milan Varga
Milan VargaProduct Manager
Milan joined Octopus in January 2009 after finishing his Master’s degree in Mathematical Simulation and Informatics. Milan is responsible for managing relationships with Octopus technology partners and integration testing.
Adam Panes
Adam PanesTechnical Support Manager
Adam has been a key part of the Octopus Newsroom team since 2011. With unmatched technical skills, Adam and his team of engineers provide highly professional support to all new and existing customers worldwide.
Eva Planickova
Eva PlanickovaNews Production advisor & trainer
Eva is an experienced journalist, who worked for Czech television for many years. She has an in-depth understanding of the journalist’s point of view and therefore she can help customers design the best workflows for news production.
Jan Polak
Jan PolakHead of projects APAC
With over 10 years of experience in the newsroom & postproduction environment, Jan is designing the workflows, managing the projects and taking care of VIP customers across the APAC region.
Natali Bannykh
Natali BannykhMarketing Manager
Natali is a mission-oriented marketing manager, passionate media creator and social media expert. With 10 years of experience, she executes Octopus’ marketing campaigns reaching customers worldwide as well as manages Octopus’ online presence.
Ciprian Lupsa
Ciprian LupsaScrum Master & Projects Manager
Ciprian is taking care of projects from the very beginning. He is responsible for scrum processes, meetings. solving issues, and promoting an adequate environment to achieve the customer’s and the company’s goals.

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