David Rowan is editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine’s UK edition, Conde Nast’s award-winning technology-and-innovations magazine that stays ahead of the trends transforming our world. In the past year alone, he has taken 120 flights around the world to investigate the companies and speak with the entrepreneurs changing our lives, recently spending time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Nest and countless other disruptive startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen.
He’s interviewed influencers ranging from will.i.am to James Murdoch, Zaha Hadid to David Cameron. David has keynoted on technology, business and innovation themes from Melbourne to Monaco, and has chaired and moderated high-profile events for the UK and French governments, for Google Zeitgeist and TED Global, and for international banks and Fortune 100 businesses.
His most recent awards include Techmark Technology Journalist of the Year, DMA Editor of the Year and British Society of Magazine Editors’ Editor of the Year. He has written regular columns in GQ, Condé Nast Traveller, Campaign, The Times and The Guardian. He has wide newspaper experience as an editor, including editing The Jewish Chronicle and The Guardian’s websites and Comment pages; has made TV films for Channel 4 News; and has written long features for The Telegraph Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine and Observer. At WIRED he has extended the brand into conferences, apps, and a consulting arm.
We’re never sure where in the world he might be when we get in touch, but you can follow him on Twitter at @iRowan.