Data Economy Global Correspondent

Living life at a 1000 miles per hour, João has been nicknamed a “human whirlwind”.

He is a born and raised Lisbon journalist living in London to where he moved at the age of 18 to pursue his dream. He runs today a publication across online, print, broadcast and events, whilst travelling the world reporting on breaking news and speaking to tech leaders.



A fluent English, Portuguese and Spanish speaker, João is a hot-shot technology reporter currently serving as founding editor of Data Economy, part of Broadmedia, an Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC company. His work takes him around the world having reported from locations across the US, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and all over Europe.

With a deep interest in news, current affairs and history, prior to founding Data Economy, João experienced the reporting industry at Computer Business Review, the Daily Mail – where he delved into the investigation of five London-based Portuguese ISIS jihadists-, Channel 4 News, Channel 4, The Guardian, Antena Lusa, Future Behind and the Holloway Express.

Specialised in the fields of IT infrastructure, data centres, IoT, AI, cloud and data, he has interviewed some of the world’s technology leaders and has delivered on several exclusives. At Data Economy, João manages the publication and is responsible for all editorial content.

He has ranked 28 in the ‘Top 100 IoT Influencers of 2016’, ranked 28 in the ‘Top 100 M2M Influencers of 2016’, ranked 11 in the ‘Top Connected Car Influencers’, and features in the list of ‘IoT thought leaders to watch in the next four years [2016 onwards]’.

Founding new news titles is a challenge João enjoys. At the age of just 12, he also founded his school’s newspaper and in 2012 he founded his own platform Corporation News Times International (CNT International), with an edition in English – CNTimes – and one in Portuguese – CNT Diário-, which soon attracted a vast readership worldwide.

Between 2014 and 2015, João was the Head of Social Media for a UK parliamentary candidate of the general election’s winning party.

João graduated from London Metropolitan University in 2014 with a BA in Journalism. In addition to his passion for journalism, João also enjoys travelling, urban planning and has a deep interest for all things fitness, especially bodybuilding and aesthetics.


Aug 2016-To date
data economy @ FOUNDING EDITOR

Feb 2012-To Date
corporation news times @ FOUNDER | REPORTER

May 2015-Mar 2017
future behind @ OPINION WRITER

Mar 2015-Jul 2016
computer business review @ NEWS REPORTER

Sep 2014-Aug 2016

Aug 2014-May 2015
uk conservative party @ HEAD OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Oct 2014-Mar 2015
daily mail @ WORK EXPERIENCE

Jan 2014-Jun 2014
her campus @ NEWS REPORTER

Nov 2013-Jul 2014
verve radio @ RADIO HEAD OF NEWS

Jan 2013-Dec 2013
holloway express @ NEWS REPORTER

Dec 2012
channel 4 news @ WORK EXPERIENCE

Nov 2012
fitzrovia neighbourhood news @ WORK EXPERIENCE

Oct 2012-Nov 2012
channel 4/the guardian @ 4TALENT