Mihailo Backovic

Managing Partner, B12 Consulting

Mihailo obtained his Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics from the University of Kansas

in Lawrence, KS, USA n 2011, with postdoctoral appointments at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel (2011-2014) and University of Louvain in Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium (2014-2017). During his research career, Mihailo maintained a broad interest in research topics, ranging from searches for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC at CERN, Geneva) to searches for the elusive dark matter.

Mihailo joined B12 Consulting in September of 2017 as an Associate, specializing in artificial intelligence. Since then, he has worn the hat of a Project Manager and an AI Lead and in October 2022 he became a Managing Partner of the company.

During his career, Mihailo helped solve complex business challenges in a wide range of domains such as mobility, pharmaceuticals, biotech, retail, and digital forensics. Among many others, he led an award winning project to develop a scalable, low cost system for preventive maintenance of tram overhead lines, built AI powered digital twins for electrical vehicles, as well as helped develop machine AI driven solutions which improved experimental outcomes in biotech processes by a factor of 8.