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David Rowan

David Rowan

London, UK
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World renowned expert on future trends

Editor-at-large, WIRED magazine UK

Techmark Technology Journalist of the Year (2012)

“The feedback from the day has been overwhelmingly positive, which is largely due to your dynamism, good humour and professionalism” Rt Hon David Cameron, Prime Minister, G8 Innovation Conference

David Rowan is Editor-at-large and founding Editor-in-chief of 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 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. 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.

For David’s latest speaking availability and fees, send us a quick email or call +44 (0) 7765 010713.

Our Comment

"David has built a reputation over the past few years as a highly informative and charismatic speaker, imparting his encyclopedic knowledge of future trends in an accessible and stimulating style. His presentations are fast-paced, energetic, visually stimulating, packed with concrete examples, and infused with wit. He believes that the future is not unknown, and that with the right research we can project an accurate picture of the direction in which humanity is heading."

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