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25 - 26 February 2025
Intercontinental O2London

Michael Cullum
VP of Engineering & Data at Bud


Michael is an accomplished technology executive serving as the VP of Engineering & Data at Bud Financial, a data intelligence fintech company.

Since joining Bud in 2019, he has been instrumental in leading the data and engineering teams and driving strategic initiatives. With a strong focus on strategy and execution, Michael ensures that Bud builds, delivers and maintains a high-quality platform. His expertise lies in developing cutting-edge technology and AI solutions, as well as building data analytics tools that empower organizations to transform their data into valuable customer insights.

With over 15 years of experience in the tech industry, Michael has held various positions in software and data platform engineering at renowned companies. His previous work includes a specialization in data platform engineering at scale while working at SamKnows. Throughout his career, Michael has been actively involved in open source projects and has made significant contributions to the Symfony and PHP communities, particularly in the areas of security and standards. Michael began his career in the web hosting industry, including founding a company that was later acquired.

Michael is deeply passionate about leading high-performing teams, driving innovation, and achieving outstanding results. With his unwavering commitment to excellence and his profound understanding of technology trends, Michael continues to shape the future of engineering at Bud Financial, positioning the company at the forefront of the industry.

Agenda Sessions

  • Special Address: Delivering Better Customer Experiences By Understanding Your Customers Better