I am Antonis Christofides. You can reach me at email@example.com.
I help trucking and logistics companies streamline their operations.
I’m an experienced IT professional, but I decided only recently to focus my services on the transport and logistics sector. Why? Because I like it. In fact my first degree is civil engineering, with specialization on transport engineering. But, as of 2020, I have no experience on logistics (yet).
My experience has been mostly with water resource management. I’ve written software to streamline the management of hydro/meteorological measurements; to make time series visualization and processing easy; to provide irrigation advice; and much more. I have been working with automatic meteorological stations since 1992; I’ve occasionally written programs to interface directly with meteorological loggers; I’ve dug out dusty old handwritten weather observations and keyed them in myself; I have created various web sites and web-accessible databases; I’ve administrated servers, including email and network, and high-availability databases with automatic failover; I’ve written a book about Django deployment.
In research, I’ve worked on water-related decision making when there are conflicting objectives; on evaluation of climate models; on causation and determinism in hydrology and the climate; and more.
My opinion on climate change is that there is no evidence that it is man-made.
So why did I decide to switch from water to transport? Because all these years, my clients have been public universities or private consultants whose clients are states. I got a bit tired of the public sector, and I wanted to try something else, especially after I moved to a rural place with my family and quit my job. I tried to focus on water resource management, but I found out that the end customer is pretty much always the state. An exception is hydroelectric power production, which in many countries is private. But this is a mess. I have a feeling that power production should be public, otherwise you get into this idea of power exchange which I seriously doubt it can work well. Some things are done better by the state.
So I switched to logistics.
For more information about me, my LinkedIn page lists pretty much all my previous experience.