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David Rowan | Keynote Speaker

Founding Editor-in-chief of the UK edition of WIRED Magazine (2009-2017)

David Rowan


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David Rowan

David Rowan was the Editor-in-chief of the UK edition of WIRED magazine from launch in 2009 to February 2017. He is now travelling to write a book about non-bullshit corporate innovation and he investigates companies and entrepreneurs changing our World. He is futureteller that spends most of his time with founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Xiaomi, Nest and countless other disruptive startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen. He is delivering almost 100 talks in a year for Fortune 100 companies, banks and governments. He is also charing & moderating stage interviews with names i.e. James Murdoch to David Cameron. He has written regular columns in GQ, Condé Nast Traveller, Campaign, The Times and The Guardian; He has wide experience as a newspaper editor.

At WIRED he has extended the brand into conferences, apps, and a consulting arm and he is still searching for the future. He's an early-stage investor in 40 tech companies and co-founder of a non-profit taking amazing people for weekend adventures in the world’s most extraordinary locations.

David Rowan - Essence Statement

David Rowan

“Innovation happens when different disciplines clash” says David Rowan-former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine -and he travels constantly to learn from those at the cutting edge of real innovation, AI firms and CEOs from different sectors to understand how their work will impact various businesses and industries in the future. David is a uniquely , tirelessly inquisitive mind, a researcher and a future teller who invites you to understand new technology and a new world of possibilities.