David Rowan

David Rowan

David Rowan

Editor-at-large and founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED’s UK edition. He’s taken 120 flights in the past year to investigate the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world, recently spending time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Xiaomi, Nest, Twitter and countless other disruptive startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen.

His recent keynote talks have included events for banks, governments and Fortune 100 companies, and recent stage interviews have ranged from will.i.am to James Murdoch and David Cameron. David has been a columnist for The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and The Guardian.

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.

As a speaker, David covers a vast array of topics, from the new rules of business in a mobile-internet age to the future of healthcare and luxury brands; from technology megatrends to creating cultures of innovation in organisations. His particular skill lies in making the rapid advances in technology comprehensible to a wider audience. A superb storyteller, his speeches help businesses comprehend these changes in a way that allows them to turn them to their advantage.