David Rowan Biography
David Rowan is UK editor of WIRED magazine, which won 2009 Launch of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards. His knowledge and understanding of trends in the world of consumer behavior, the digital era, social commerce and media has allowed him to become one of the most sought after corporate speakers on the circuit.
Background and career
He writes the monthly Digital Life column in GQ magazine; the Tech Traveller column in Condé Nast Traveller, and tech and trend-watching columns for The Times.
Trained 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 to Amsterdam, Dubai, Geneva, Moscow and Shanghai, 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 BBC Newsnight, BBC Breakfast News, Radio 4's Today Programme and Channel 4 News.
In 2010 David was a judge in the Brit Insurance Design Awards and the 2010 Conde Nast Traveller design awards.
David Rowan is UK editor of WIRED magazine, and an adept and experienced corporate speaker.
- consumer behavior
- the digital era
- social commerce
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25th October 2012
With a spectacular presentation at the Speakers Corner showcase event “Future Forum” at the Mermaid Theatre, David Rowan’s dedication to re-shaping and defining the future continues.
23rd October 2012
Speakers Corner Future Forum at the Mermaid Theatre in London was presented by the talented Gethin Jones and featured top speakers Rita Clifton, Alex Polizzi, David Rowan and Charlie Hazlewood, talking branding, future trends, customer service and thrilling the crowd with surprise musical guests!
21st May 2012
Keynote speakers Ajaz Ahmed, Rachel Armstrong and David Rowan have been confirmed as part of the Cannes Lions lineup.
23rd June 2011
This year’s Sunday Times Festival of Education welcomes almost 150 speakers of the highest calibre, including some of Speakers Corner’s elite - Robert Winston, Niall Ferguson, Hamish McRae and David Rowan. Ranging from former government ministers, scientists and headteachers to academics, journalists and chief executives, all with experience, knowledge and opinions that should enrich, broaden and deepen debates about education.
8th May 2013
The 2013 series of The Apprentice has begun and Lord Alan Sugar had this year’s hopefuls selling a host of items including toilet roll, high visibility jackets and Chinese lucky cat statuettes.
30th April 2013
Self-help books are increasingly popular among the British public than ever before and an increased number of us are turning to self help books in the hope that they will solve lives problems.
25th April 2013
It has been announced that BBC One Controller, Danny Cohen has been appointed as Director of BBC Television.
22nd April 2013
Google are set to release the Explorer Edition of the Google Glass headset and hope to have the eyewear in the hands of programmers before the next I/O conference.
18th April 2013
Business speaker and one of the UK’s leading sports executives, Mike Forde has compared the ideas and practices used in professional football to those used in business environments.
16th April 2013
Entrepreneur and star of Channel 4 show ‘Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory’, Willie Harcourt Cooze, has recently released a new range of chocolate desserts and gifts, which are now available all over the UK.
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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.
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.
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.
Thanks for speaking at our Octopus event on Wednesday – great feedback from the audience. Hopefully we will be able to do something similar again.
Just a short note to thank you again for your contribution to our recent seminar. The feedback that we have received has been especially complimentary about your presentation. As a result of the seminar we have had quite a number of requests for meetings and some really interesting briefs so I hope you will allow us to take you out to lunch.
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.
I don't think I thanked you for participating at IHIF this year. I thought your session was fascinating and I know the delegates appreciated your contribution as well.
Thank you for presenting at Engage - the feedback we received about your plenary was amazing. Everybody is raving to me about your plenary. It was fantastic!
Thank you for such an inspiring keynote speech. It was forward thinking (using the time machine both ways), refreshing and inspiring.
If you want to get a steer on the future you can do worse than look to Wired UK editor David Rowan. He’s a man who’s taken William Gibson’s quote – “the future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed yet” – to heart, and thus spends his time hunting for glimpses of tomorrow today. Toluna brought him along to their 10th birthday celebration/conference, held yesterday on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, to chart a possible future for the research industry. The view from both the speaker and the venue was dizzying.
Thank you very much for your outstanding presentation during the TradeDoubler Summit. The audience was just amazed and we received a huge amount of positive feedbacks. We hope to deal with you again in the near future.
Your presentation was superb. We might need you for other speaking opportunities in the near future. I really want to share your presentation internally within my team.
Please accept our enormous gratitude and fascination with your brilliant speech delivered at the Conde Nast Digital Day in Russia on April 15th. You were the absolute star of the event (as planned :)), and clients – whose feedback on the event was very positive – request your presentation for their archives. I hope you would not mind.
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