Tomas Ambra is Logistics Research Lead at imec EDiT (Enabling Digital Transformations) where he works in operations as well as the shape division which explores and engages in new strategic opportunities. He also acts as the vice-chair for corridors, hubs and synchromodality at ETP-ALICE (European Technology Platform for Logistics).
His skills are linked to simulating real-time dynamics of freight transport processes in geo-referenced environments. Besides simulation modeling and Geographic Information Systems, he has a strong interest in digital twins, IoT and other technologies and techniques applicable to logistics. He obtained his PhD in Business Engineering for his research entitled “A Decision Support System for Synchromodal Transport and the Physical Internet”. Ambra received the 1st prize for cross-modality from the European Commissioner for Transport in 2018.
At and& Leuven, Ambra will explain how the COVID pandemic has highlighted our reliance on freight transport and logistics. At the same time, future delivery demands are forecasted to increase. This means that existing infrastructure capacities will be stretched to their limits, leading to increasing congestion, safety concerns, environmental issues, and diminishing reliability of services.
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