PhD in economics, an academic teacher, researcher, and lecturer at the University of Economics in Katowice. His research interests focus on economics of information, innovation, information society, and knowledge economy. A consultant of Information Society Development Strategy of the Silesian Voivodeship (Strategia Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego Województwa Śląskiego), a member of Silesian Innovation Council (Śląska Rada Innowacji), an expert of Knowledge and Innovation Institute in Warsaw (Instytut Wiedzy i Innowacji), an expert of ICT observatory of Science and Technology Park TECHNOPARK GLIWICE sp. z o.o. In business practice, a controlling specialist in a large IT company in Silesia, performing management consulting services for companies and business environment. The author of several dozens of scientific publications (in Polish and English) on innovation, knowledge based economy, information society – full list: http://rzelazny.pl/category/publikacje . An author of development strategies, expert reports, research reports.