David Rowan

Editor-In-Chief: Wired UK

Best known as the former editor-in-chief for WIRED magazine, David Rowan worked for the UK edition of the award-winning tech and innovation magazine from 2009 to 2017. He’s also a regular reporter for The Times newspaper and Channel 4 News commenting on new innovations and technological releases.

After receiving a degree in history from the University of Cambridge, Rowan began his editorial career with The Guardian newspaper as a reporter for their various magazines, website network and educational supplement. He also worked as the editor-in-chief at The Jewish Chronicle before he began his stint with WIRED as the founding editor-in-chief.

David spent over eight years of his career at WIRED where he constantly observed the tech world for new innovations and analysed how they would impact different areas of society. After eight years, he became the editor-at-large and began meeting with the likes of the founders of social media giants WhatsApp, Google and Twitter in order to complete in-depth investigations before resigning from the magazine.

His lengthy time as a leading editor enabled him to become an expert at predicting digital era trends and consumer behaviours, hence why he became a leading tech journalist for the likes of GQ, The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller and Campaign. He has also since become a start-up advisor and investor with nearing 50 investments put in place.

His extensive knowledge has taken him to speak at events such as David Cameron’s G8 Innovation Summit in 2013. As a leading keynote speaker, he has visited a whole host of countries, from Amsterdam to Dubai and Moscow to Shanghai, spreading his wisdom and educating people on the future of luxury brands and new strategies for businesses suited for the mobile-internet age.

As a keynote speaker, Rowan is able to analyse businesses of any size and offer tailored advice to its audiences surrounding technology and innovation. With a wealth of experience, David’s predictions on how technology will impact modern society have proven to be impressively accurate. His knowledge will allow your business to form a new model suited for the digital age and enables you to become one step ahead of the game when it comes to social commerce, social media and consumer activity.

To book David Rowan as the technology speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by using the contact details below.

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

  • New business models for the digital age
  • What technology megatrends mean for your business
  • The new power of the crowd: from crowdfunding to collaborative consumption
  • Robotics, automation and the future of the workplace
  • What Silicon Valley can teach you about ‘growth-hacking’ for your business
  • Exponential technologies and today’s untapped billion-dollar opportunities
  • Technology megatrends that will transform the hospitality industry, finance industry, insurance industry, travel industry, TV industry etc

Get a taste for what David’s like at corporate events, here:

See what people had to say about David, when he appeared at their corporate events:

“It has gone down a storm. Most people telling me it was one of the most inspirational speeches they have ever heard.” Best Buy CEO