María Lema is a Co-Founder of Weaver Labs, a Telecoms-software company building a blockchain-based network management tool to open up access to connectivity. Maria leads commercial and strategy activities, as well as building partnerships and company execution and operations. Maria holds a Ph.D. in Telecoms, and previous to founding Weaver Labs she was working as Operational Lead at King's College London in the 5G Tactile Internet Lab powered by Ericsson. She has extensive experience in the telecommunications market and helping industries adopt connectivity to drive digital transformation.
María often disseminates her work at many important events within the industry such as Ted X King’s College London, Mobile World Congress, TelecomsTV DSP, International Cyber Security Expo, Capacity Europe, Cambridge Wireless International Conferences, The Green Network, and many more. Her work has been covered by many top-level media such as CNN business, The Telegraph Business Review, Raconteur, and The Guardian.
She was recently listed as one of Capacity Media's 20 Women to Watch in Telecoms 2022 and was shortlisted Entrepreneur of the Year 2022.