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Mihailo Backovic

Managing Partner

Mihailo currently holds the role of Managing Partner. He joined B12 Consulting in September of 2017 as an Associate, specializing in artificial intelligence. He quickly took on more responsibilities by assuming the Project Manager and AI Lead functions before assuming his current position in 2022.

Mihailo obtained his Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics from the University of Kansas in the USA in 2011, after which he pursued postdoctoral positions at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel (2011–2014) and UCLouvain (2014–2017). During his research career, Mihailo maintained a broad interest in research topics, ranging from studies of new physics at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC at CERN, Geneva) to searches for the elusive dark matter.

At B12 Consulting , Mihailo helped solve complex business challenges in a wide range of domains such as mobility, pharmaceuticals, biotech, retail and industry 4.0. 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, and helped develop Machine Learning solutions to improve experimental outcomes in biotech processes by a factor of 8.

In his spare time, Mihailo enjoys cooking, baking sourdough bread and learning how to fly a Boeing 737 on a full cockpit simulator. He is passionate about science, technology, and understanding how the World works in general.