Prof. Dr. Zoltán Cséfalvay is the head of the Technological Futures Workshop of the MCC (School of Economics) from November 2020. Prior to this, he was a senior researcher at the European Commission's Joint Research Center in Seville, ambassador at the permanent representation of Hungary assigned to the OECD and UNESCO in Paris (2014-2018), state secretary for economic strategy at the Ministry of National Economy (2010-2014), Deputy State Secretary for Regional Economic Development at the Ministry of Economy (2000-2002) and Presidential Advisor at the Hungarian National Bank (1991-1995). In 1999, he completed his habilitation at Lajos Kossuth University in Debrecen, and in 1996 he defended his PhD theses in Geography at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He worked as a researcher at the School of City and Regional Planning of Cardiff University (Marie Curie scholarship, 2008-2010), at the Institute for Urban and Regional Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (1997-1999), at the Institute of Geography at Heidelberg University (Alexander von Humboldt scholarship, 1995-1997), at the Institute of Economic Geography of the Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich (DAAD scholarship, 1987-1988), and at the Institute of Geography of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest (1983-1990). He taught as a professor of economic geography at Andrássy University (2002-2008) and has been an appointed university professor at János Kodolányi University for more than two decades. He is a prolific author in English, German and Hungarian and in 2017, his latest book entitled 'Tectonic Shifts' was published, dealing with the technological revolution in the global economy.