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.