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David Rowan

Editor-at-Large & Founding Editor-in-Chief
WIRED’s UK Edition

He has taken 125 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 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, 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. He brings his extensive experience as a newspaper and magazine editor, and television broadcaster, to communicating complex trends in clear and accessible ways that allow wide audiences to reach that “aha” moment of understanding. A superb storyteller, his speeches have helped a wide variety businesses comprehend these changes in a way that allows them to turn them to their advantage.

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