Group Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Michael Budi is a Group Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of WIR group; the new breed of creative technology group of companies, bridging positive impacts through meaningful products, services and experiences. WIR Group business units consist of Augmented Reality (AR) technology Developer Company, One-on-One Interactive Media Placement Company, and Virtual Reality (VR) Store Network.
With offices in Jakarta, Singapore, Silicon Valley, New York, Barcelona & Malta, the group focuses in building brands as living entity through the spirit of innovation and embracing technologies for greater human advancement. Since 2009, the business units under WIR Group have served more than 20 countries globally and received various International recognitions such as: Best Augmented Reality Campaign 2015 in AWE Silicon Valley, Winner at The Smarties APAC 2015 amongst many others.
Prior to his current position, Michael was the CEO of AR&Co from 2009 to 2014. He started setting up AR&Co and helped growing the company into the world’s leading & Asia’s largest Augmented Reality & innovative technology company. AR&Co has also been awarded at the London Stock Exchange (March 2014) as one of Innovation 40 (i40) companies, globally selected by London-based The New Economy, given to the most dynamic companies and individuals shaping the future of businesses. Some i40 companies include: Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Samsung, Boeing, Cisco and others.
Michael’s background was computer science and programming. He loves science and traveling with his family.