David Rowan – Founding UK Editor at WIRED

Topical keynote Speakers & Experts -


  • How emerging technologies will transform your industry
  • Why purpose plus profit is the new business mantra
  • What AI, data analytics and blockchain really mean for business leaders
  • How to optimise customer engagement
  • What talent wants in the new world of work
  • Metaverse
  • What carbon accounting will mean for every business
  • How to build a radical culture of innovation

The founding editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine’s UK edition from (2008 to 2017) and author of Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds. He is an expert in disruptive thinking and innovation.

David is one of the leading authorities on technology’s impact on business. 

He was the founding UK-Editor-in-Chief at WIRED and the author of Amazon #1 business bestseller Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds (Penguin) showing how real innovation matters even more in a post-COVID world if organisations are to compete and survive.

He writes as a Technology columnist in the The Times, GQ, Condeě Nast Traveller and regularly moderates internal events for WIRED, TED and the World Economic Forum. 

Technology start-ups also come to him for advise and he is an investor in 60+ tech startup companies.

Recently David has visited businesses in other sectors from education to pharmaceuticals speaking to their management staff on the importance of innovation. 

He shows how crises force accelerated thinking — in how they technology is leveraged, how business models have to be rethinked and even an organisation’s culture.

Speaking clients over the past year have included Coca-Cola, Google, Facebook, London Business School, Adobe, HSBC and Deutsche Bank.

He customises every talk, and in recent months has addressed audiences in finance, fashion, utilities, television, insurance, shipping, travel, real estate and business software. 

He also speaks a lot about changing business models, and how companies can develop a culture of innovation.