David Rowan

Founding UK Editor-in-Chief of WIRED, Author of Amazon #1 Best-Seller Non-Bullshit Innovation, Event Moderator for the World Economic Forum & Technology Columnist for The Times

Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World's Smartest Minds

Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World's Smartest Minds

How to hire David Rowan

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David's official speaking topics are listed below.

  • What a 20-Country Quest Taught Me About Building an Authentic Culture of Innovation
  • What Carbon Accounting Will Mean for Every Business
  • How Emerging Technologies Will Transform Your Industry
  • What AI, Data Analytics and Blockchain Really Mean for Business Leaders
  • How to Optimise Customer Engagement
  • What Talent Wants in the New World of Work
  • Why Purpose Plus Profit is the New Business Mantra
  • Finding Opportunity Amid the Crisis
  • Why Business Innovation Has Never Mattered More
  • Ten Lessons from the Non-Bullshit Innovators
  • What Technology Means for the Future of Your Industry
  • The Future of the Workplace
  • Why It's Time to Challenge the Tech Monopolies
  • The Ten New Rules of Business 
  • Why This is AI's Netscape Moment - and What That Means for Your Business
  • What Exponential Technologies Mean for the Next Five Years in Retail/Real Estate/Finance/Media/Healthcare Etc.
  • How to Understand the Impact of ChatGPT & Other Generative AI Tools
  • Where AI, Data Analytics & Blockchain Should Fit Into Your Strategy Planning

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

"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." - UK Prime Minister David Cameron, G8 Innovation Conference

"I can't thank you enough for your truly inspirational talk. We've had wonderful feedback and it set the day up perfectly" - Warner Bros

"The team was blown away and they are a hard group to impress." - Google

"David was fantastic. The content was perfect. 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

"Thank you so much for an excellent session. You left the team in no doubt about the risks of disruptive factors and how they can impact any industry. Ours more than any is wide open here. Totally the right way to end the conference." - JP Morgan

"A stellar moderator – insightful and challenging to the speakers, witty and engaging for the audience, and very positive to work with." - World Economic Forum

"It was a fascinating presentation and we all enjoyed it" - Goldman Sachs

"David Rowan was awesome, lots of amazing feedback" - Salesforce

"Your contribution to the event was terrific. The content was highly relevant & extremely interesting. We also appreciated that you took on board the detail discussed on the briefing call ahead of the event. Your talk received the highest audience review on the feedback application. The level of your professionalism is unrivalled" - Mercer, Hong Kong

"A HUUUUGE thank you as always for being the one we trust to make any conversation bright, enlightening, energetic, thoughtful and insightful - always so, so grateful. Many people said how much they enjoyed the fireside chat" - Founder Forum NY

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

"Your opening talk was just fabulous. The feedback on your talk has been extremely positive" - PopTech

"Insightful, thought-provoking and energising" - Marubeni Corporation

"We had brilliant feedback" - Small Luxury Hotels

"We had nothing but praise for his forward-thinking piece, it was both informative and entertaining. I didn’t see a single attendee checking their smartphone during David’s talk, which is a testament to his skill as a speaker. I will definitely recommend him to our other offices around the world." - Terrapinn

  • Graduate from the University of Cambridge
  • 2008 - 2017 - Founding Editor in Chief of WIRED
  • 2019 - Published his Amazon #1 Bestseller ‘Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds’
  • Invested in over 60 technology based start-ups
  • Presented over 600 keynote speeches around the world