David Rowan is Editor-at-Large & founding editor of UK edition of WIRED magazine.
David also writes the monthly ‘Digital Life‘ column in GQ magazine, and Condé Nast Traveller’s the ‘Tech Traveller‘ column.
He has written weekly columns on emerging trends for The Times Magazine, our evolving language for The Guardian, and on technology for The Times.
Formerly Editor-in-Chief of WIRED (UK), Rowan has interviewed hundreds of the world’s most cutting-edge entrepreneurs.
As a leading journalist, he has edited everything from The Guardian’s website to The Jewish Chronicle.
David is also a prolific technology-start-up investor and advisor, with 40 investments to date.
He is co-founder of FlowJourneys.com, which takes amazing people for weekend adventures in the world’s most extraordinary locations.
David Rowan – Keynote Speaker
David travels the globe delivering speeches widely on topics ranging from the future of luxury brands to the new rules of business in a mobile-internet age.
He makes the rapid advances in technology comprehensible to a wider audience.
David explains how the tech-led disruption he is seeing will impact all sorts of sectors (from manufacturing to motoring), and what incumbent companies can do to protect themselves.
A brilliant story-teller, his presentations help businesses comprehend these changes in such a way as to allow them to use them to their advantage.
Each bespoke speech is rich in concrete takeaways and contain lively case studies, video clips, engaging images, and fast-paced energy.
David’s recent speaking topics have included:
- Ten trends that are transforming your business in the next decade.
- How to make your organisation more creative.
- Why Africa is the world’s greatest entrepreneurial opportunity.
- How the internet is re-inventing government as a technology platform.
- The disruptive forces re-shaping the finance industry.
- What technology means for the future of design.
- How to survive and prosper in an age of disruption.
- How brands are making the most of mobile.
- Future opportunities in e-commerce.
- Let technology free you to innovate.
- How smart companies are innovating
- Technology impact on financial services
- How artificial intelligence can boost (not destroy) your business
- Why the world will never move this slowly again.
- Future of the workplace
- How will emerging technologies affect insurance/ the legal industry/ motoring/ travel/ healthcare?
- New business models that are redefining industries
- The future of the customer experience
David is also a popular conference facilitator who is very experienced in conducting live on-stage interviews.