David Rowan is editor-at-large and founding editor-in-chief of WIRED UK, the technology and trends magazine covering online brands, gadgets and the culture that surrounds them.
He has reported on technology and its changes for The Times and Channel 4 News and written for The Sunday Times and Telegraph magazines and The Observer, as well as editing the Guardian's online content.
He is a busy speaker and moderator, both at high-quality public conferences such as TEDGlobal, DLD, SIME and NEXT, and at private corporate events for organisations such as Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Capgemini, Best Buy UK, Tradedoubler, Investec, IBM, American Express, KPMG, Ipsos Mori, Association of British Travel Agents, BBC Worldwide, British Council of Offices, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Bertelsmann, Sky and Nectar. He has spoken widely overseas including China, India, the USA, Dubai, Latvia and Lithuania. on topics ranging from the future of leadership and how innovation and technology are likely to impact particular sectors of business, from manufacturing to motoring.
At WIRED he has extended the brand into conferences, apps, and a consulting business. He is co-founder of FlowJourneys.com, taking amazing people for weekend adventures in the world’s most extraordinary locations. And he is still searching for the future.
David is also a frequent contributor on Newsnight and Radio 4's Today programme and writes a monthly column for GQ magazine.
He is in touch with many of the world's leading trend-setters and trend-spotters. In speeches he examines how the internet is disrupting almost every business sector; how apps have changed consumer behaviour, and why 'social commerce' is killing traditional marketing. He reveals the ten trends that will change your market in the next decade - and how to protect yourself.
“I wanted to thank you for your time to moderate the G8 Innovation Conference. You set the tone for the day perfectly, engaging the audience and steering the presenters through a very full agenda. The feedback from the day has been overwhelmingly positive, which is largely due to your dynamism, good humour and professionalism.” David Cameron, G8 Innovation Conference
“David gave a unique and fascinating presentation on the future tech trends which are shaping our industry. He was a very engaging speaker - I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to expand the minds of their audience.” Broadband Forum
“David was fantastic. The content was perfect. David stuck to the brief we gave him and had clearly prepared materials that were bespoke to Sky. The talk was fast paced, interesting, relevant and accessible. It set up the innovation session of our agenda really well and I was delighted with the result.” Sky