Rory Cellan-Jones


A recognised expert in the fields of technology and economics, Rory Cellan-Jones is widely known for his journalistic work with the BBC. Providing crucial insight into some of the world’s most exciting developments in these areas, Rory has been able to carve out a rewarding career both as a journalist and as a keynote speaker.

Following his studies at Cambridge University’s Jesus College, Rory ventured into the media when he became a Researcher for the BBC’s regional television service Look North. Continuing his work behind the scenes, he also worked in the capital’s newsroom for several years before making his first on-screen appearance with the network’s Welsh arm – BBC Wales. Excelling in his role, Rory soon went on to work as a correspondent for the BBC, providing coverage of the network’s business and economics segment. In line with his expertise, he also featured as part of The Money Programme during the early 1990s.

Fascinated by the impact of technology on modern society, part of Rory’s work is focused on the meteoric rise of the internet. This passion saw him provide insight into the impact of web giants such as Wikipedia and Google. A talented author, Rory also wrote Dot.bomb – a book which covered the historic dot-com economic bubble that occurred in 2000. Furthermore, he also wrote prolifically on several other notable economic developments, including the Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal and Black Wednesday.

An accomplished name among business speakers, Rory is a popular appearance at corporate events, where he provides fascinating insight into some of the most pressing economic challenges faced by societies today. Furthermore, his knowledge of technology and innovation has also seen him become a regular booking at charity events, gala dinners and various other occasions. To date, he has featured as a speaker at numerous high-profile gatherings, which includes his memorable speech at the prestigious debating society The Oxford Union.

Demonstrating an ability to present complex problems in a straightforward and engaging manner, Rory is a talented name on the speaking circuit. Due to his natural charisma and his vast experience in the public eye, Rory is able to fascinate and command an audience unlike any other – making him the ideal booking for your next event.

To book Rory Cellan-Jones as the technology speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When he’s at corporate events, Rory is known to cover the following topics:

  • Global Economics
  • Google & Wikipedia
  • Technology & Innovation
  • British Journalism
  • Drive & Determination

Watch David delivering a speech to OxfordUnion, here: