Editor of Wired Magazine
About DavidDavid Rowan is editor of Wired UK, which won 2009 Launch of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards. He has edited The Guardian's websites, written tech and trend-watching columns for The Times, made TV films for Channel 4 News, and produced satisfyingly long features for The Telegraph Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer and elsewhere.
His knowledge and understanding of trends in the world of consumer behaviour, the digital era, social commerce and media has allowed him to become one of the most sought after corporate speakers.
Sample TopicsThe need to innovate in a disruptive world;
New consumer trends and business models;
The impact of the peer-to-peer trend on finance and business;
The mobile revolution and why it's the biggest opportunity of our lifetime;
Why Africa is the biggest untapped market opportunity;
What corporates need to understand about mobile opportunities;
What gamification means for business advantage;
How to create a culture of innovation;
Ten technology megatrends you can't ignore;
What big data means for your business;
Technology megatrends that will transform the hospitality industry/ finance industry/ insurance industry/ travel industry;
The opportunities of 3D printing and the new "maker" culture;
Trends for the TV industry
David is also available to Chair/Host events
Testimonials"We're all indebted to you for all the time, effort and ideas you generously put into this event, and for so skilfully and charmingly chairing the Conference itself on Friday. You played an absolutely pivotal role in making the event such an evident success - we simply couldn't have done it without you." 10 Downing Street
"Thank you so much for the sterling job you did on Friday. You kept it going like clockwork without it feeling pressured or rushed, whilst keeping the narrative and engaging the audience. The day was a fantastic success for everyone - the feedback has been superb. I very much hope that we will have the opportunity of working together again." G8 Innovation Conference
It's rare for a speaker/curator to invest so much of their time up front to prepare for a session and it really shone through... the feedback we have received so far has been exceptional, and the delegates I spoke to said that they found the TechTrends session particularly thought provoking, candid and inspiring. Visa Europe
Thank you so much for joining us at our European Capital Markets Conference last week in Amsterdam. We have received extremely positive feedback from our clients and CBRE staff alike and I think you presentation hit the spot in challenging our guests to think about the impact of new media and technology. I am sure the sale of iPhone's will have increased since last week as our clients begin to understand their true power! Jonathan Hull, CB Richard Ellis
Thank you so much for your brilliant presentation at our Futures Forum event today. I have a quite a few attendees come up to me already to say how brilliant they thought you were and how you have altered their perception of Big Data. You captured the exact tone we were hoping for from this event. CapGemini
We just wanted to say an enormous thank you for providing such an interesting and inspirational session on future technical trends for our Digital Power Week. We've had terrific feedback from staff across the business who said they learnt so much, found you fascinating to listen to and came away really excited by the future possibilities with digital. BBC Worldwide
Your session caused quite a stir so we are including the interview in the material we are circulating to all of our delegates. Thanks for your insights and attendance - I really enjoyed it and hope we cross paths again in the future. KPMG
I know that everyone was really inspired by the examples and your own insights and ideas - it all fitted beautifully into the theme of the day, so thank you for all of that. A privilege to have you along at our day. O2
Thank you so much for joining us at our European Capital Markets Conference last week in Amsterdam. We have received extremely positive feedback from our clients and CBRE staff alike and I think you presentation hit the spot in challenging our guests to think about the impact of new media and technology. I am sure the sale of iPhoneâ€™s will have increased since last week as our clients begin to understand their true power! CB Richard Ellis
Thank you so much for coming to give your presentation earlier. I have had some really great feedback already and as we discussed I think it was fairly new and informative for many countries so particularly interesting. Schroders
"Thank you so much for your time today, it has gone down a storm. Most people telling me it was one of the most inspirational speeches they have ever heard. "Best Buy CEO
"Many thanks for your excellent contribution to the conference. The feedback I received on your session was universally positive and I think the tone was absolutely right for the audience." British Council of Offices, Geneva
"Thank you so much for such an engaging and insightful presentation. We have had such incredible feedback from our guests and your talk really added to our launch."Shiseido
Many thanks for your inspiring speech at our Innovation morning last Wednesday! Everyone really enjoyed your presentation and we got a lot to think about. We would love to continue working with you. Nokia
I was standing at the back of the room at the MMN launch last Tuesday straining to see the screen as you were presenting your vision of the mobile revolution. It was fascinating and mind boggling and massively motivating and I remember feeling an overwhelming need to learn more about everything that's going on because this is going to change the world in a multitude of ways. We'd love to meet you and just pick your brains about some of the opportunities and challenges that are coming up. Comic Relief
Read MoreTrained at The Times, David edited The Guardian's op-ed, education, analysis and Saturday features sections. In 2006 he was brought in as editor to modernise The Jewish Chronicle.
David has edited The Guardian's websites, made TV films for Channel 4 News, and written features for The Telegraph Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine and The Observer.
In 2009 David curated an exhibition of British creative talent for the UK Government's Cabinet Forum conference as a speaker.
As a keynote and corporate speaker David has travelled worldwide to motivate and educate on topics ranging from the future of luxury brands to the new rules of business in a mobile-internet age.
Recent media appearances include Channel 4 News, BBC Breakfast News, BBC Newsnight and Radio 4's Today Programme.