Editor-in-Chief of WIRED UK and Columnist for GQ Magazine
David Rowan is editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine’s UK edition, Condé Nast’s award-winning technology-and-innovations magazine. He has taken 110 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 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. He has written regular columns in GQ, Condé Nast Traveller, Campaign, The Times and The Guardian; he also has wide experience as a newspaper editor, including editing The Jewish Chronicle and The Guardian’s websites and Comment pages; he 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. He is still searching for the future.