David Rowan

David Rowan

UK EDITOR OF WIRED MAGAZINE
David Rowan is Editor-at-large and founding Editor-in-chief of WIREDs UK edition. Hes 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 worlds most extraordinary locations. And he is still searching for the future.

David has taken 125 flights in the past year to understand from the front line how everything from genomics to 3D printing are changing the way businesses and consumers will operate. He brings his extensive experience as a newspaper and magazine editor, and television broadcaster, to communicating complex trends in clear, accessible ways that give audiences that 'Aha' moment of understanding. His presentations are fast-paced, energetic, visually stimulating, packed with concrete examples, and infused with wit.

David's recent audiences include leading global banks (Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Barclays); real-estate professionals (CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield); consulting firms (McKinsey, Tata, Capgemini); manufacturing and retail businesses (Castrol, Technogym, Panasonic); and governments. Despite his heavy speaking schedule - recent engagements ranged from Brazil to Mumbai - he takes pride in custom-researching every presentation for that particular audience. David also writes extensively for WIRED, and in publications including GQ, The Times, The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller, and Campaign.
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David Rowan's recent talk subjects include:

- How smart companies are innovating
- How tech will impact financial services
- How artificial intelligence can boost (not destroy) your business
- Why the world will never move this slowly again
- The future of the workplace
- Lessons from the great disruptors
- How the internet of things is redefining the relationships between business and consumers
- How will emerging technologies affect insurance/ the legal industry/ motoring/ travel/ healthcare?
- How to embrace transformation in an exponential era
- Ten technologies shaping our future
- How utilities will change in the decade ahead
- The future of television
- Ten lessons Ive learned from the worlds fastest innovators
- New business models that are redefining industries
- The future of insurance / television / food / energy / retail
- The future of the customer experience


David also does a lot of moderating, chairing and interviewing at events, including moderating for the World Economic Forum, the UK Government's G8 Innovation Conference, the Duke of Yorks startup pitch events, and WIREDs conferences.

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