Full Name
Koen De Backer
Job Title
Vice President, Smart Manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence
Micron Technology, Inc.
Speaker Bio
Koen De Backer is the vice president of smart manufacturing and artificial intelligence at Micron Technology. He is responsible for driving Micron’s smart manufacturing initiatives and digital operations including capabilities with IoT, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, cognitive computing and machine learning to enhance our business, global operations and product development.
Prior to joining Micron, De Backer led large-scale operations projects for more than a decade to help clients reduce inefficiencies and achieve excellence in manufacturing, procurement, supply chain and support functions. Most recently, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he steered the semiconductor consulting practice in Southeast Asia and was one of the firm’s leading experts on applying artificial intelligence and automation techniques across operations and support functions such as finance, human resources and procurement. De Backer also consulted with high-tech global clients while working at Deloitte Consulting, Altran Europe and CSC.
De Backer holds a master’s degree in business administration from INSEAD, and master’s degrees in both industrial management and electromechanical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.
Koen De Backer