Budi Putra (born September 12, 1972 ) is a technology journalist based in Jakarta, Indonesia. A newspaper editor for Koran Tempo Daily and a content manager for Tempo Interactive, Budi has written four books on technology in Indonesian.
Budi Putra is also a staff writer for English-language CNET Asia and is a contributing writer for Indonesian publications such as the Jakarta Post and SDA Asia Indonesia. He also writes technology postings in a number of blog sites.
Born in Payakumbuh, West Sumatra of the Minangkabau land, Budi graduated with a BA in History from Andalas University in Padang, West Sumatra. He is a currently enrolled in a postgraduate program in Communication Management at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta.
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- Sejarah Masa Depan [The Future History] (Pustaka MM, 2000).
- Imperium Digital: Pusaran Budaya Abad 21 [The Digital Empire: A Turning Point of the 21st Century] (Pustaka MM-Cisco Systems, 2001).
- Planet Seluler: Ketika Teknologi Bergerak Mengubah Hidup Kita [The Planet of Cellular: How the Mobile Technology Changed Our Life] (Jakarta: Logicom Publications, June 2004).
- Planet Internet: Jaringan Pintar yang Mengubah Dunia [The Internet Planet: Smart Network that Changed the World] (Jakarta: Logicom Publications, December 2005).
- Planet Digital: Manuver CDMA di Indonesia [The Planet of Digital: CDMA Maneuver in Indonesia] (Jakarta: Logicom Publications, Agustus 2006).
- Indosat Award for the Best Telecommunication Writing Contest for Journalist- LKT3I (1997)
- Indosat Award for the Best Telecommunication Writing Contest for Journalist- LKT3I (1999)
- Cisco Systems Indonesia Award for the Best IT Writing Contest for Journalist (2001)
- Excelcom Award for the Best Telecommunication Writing Contest for Journalist (2002)
- Excelcom Award for Special Achievement - Journalist Category (2003)
- Nokia Indonesia Award for the Best Writing Competition on Communicator (2005)
- HP Indonesia Award for the Best Writing on Smart Office Technology Issue (2005)
- Citra Darma Pustaloka from Perpustakaan Nasional RI for writing about digital library (2005).
- HP Indonesia Award for the Best Writing on Compaq Presario (2006)