David Rowan is Editor-in-Chief of WIRED UK, Condé Nast's award-winning technology-and-innovations magazine that strives to stay ahead of the trends transforming our world.
David travels extensively to investigate the world’s most innovative companies and entrepreneurs, spending time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Nest, Xiaomi and many other disruptive start-ups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen. David has interviewed influencers ranging from will.i.am to James Murdoch, Zaha Hadid to David Cameron.
He has keynoted on technology, business and innovation themes from Melbourne to Monaco, and has chaired and moderated high-profile events for the UK and French governments, for Google Zeitgeist and TED Global, and for international banks and Fortune 100 businesses.
David has written columns in GQ, Condé Nast Traveller, Campaign, The Times and The Guardian and has been a newspaper editor for publications including The Jewish Chronicle and The Guardian's websites and Comment pages. David has produced TV films for Channel 4 News and has written features for The Telegraph Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine and The Observer.
His most recent awards include Techmark Technology Journalist of the Year, DMA Editor of the Year and British Society of Magazine Editors' Editor of the Year.
David brings his extensive experience as a newspaper and magazine editor, and television broadcaster, to communicating complex trends in clear, accessible ways that give audiences that "Aha" moment of understanding. His presentations are fast-paced, energetic, visually stimulating, packed with concrete examples, and infused with wit.