University of Silesia in Katowice
Olaf Flak graduated Management in the University of Economics in Katowice and Electronics in the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland. He got PhD in Economy in 2006. He is a Deputy Dean for International Affairs and Organization at the Radio and Television Faculty - University of Silesia (since 2016) and an Assistant Professor at the University of Silesia (since 2010). In 2002-2010 he was an Assistant Professor at University of Economics in Katowice in the Faculty of Management. He is a scientist and a specialist in business management, a trainer and a business consultant, Managing Director in a consulting company konsultanci24.pl. His research area is investigating how automatic pattern recognition techniques can be applied in the management science. He managed several projects which concerned detection actions taken by a manager and his/her subordinates in an organization by using online management tools, recording information about actions as numeric data. The scientific and practical goal of such pattern recognition is to recognize patterns of users’ actions, and finally, generating automatically some prompts and advice for users. In the future he wants to create an artificial manager which could conduct some operations in team management.