João Marques Lima is the founding editor for BroadMedia Communicaions’ news publication Data Economy. He is specialised in the fields of IoT, M2M, AI,data centres, cloud, data and the EU’s Digital Single Market.

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’.

With a deep interest in news, current affairs and history, prior to joining BroadGroup, João experienced the reporting industry at Computer Business Review, the Daily Mail, Channel 4 News, Channel 4, The Guardian, Antena Lusa and the Holloway Express.

In 2012, he founded his own news and current affairs platform CNT International (Corporation News Times International). With two editions, one in English – CNTimes – and one in Portuguese – CNT Diário-, the news websites soon attracted a vast readership worldwide.

Between 2014 and 2015, João was also 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 and has a deep interest for all things fitness, especially bodybuilding and aesthetics.