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David Rowan

Motivational Speaker David Rowan
  • Amongst Europe's leading Conference Speakers on Technology and Innovation.
  • Keynotes on Tech & Innovation and Future Trends across multi-sector and multi-product areas.
  • Addresses and Chairs conferences from Googles Zeitgeist to the G8 and TED Global in addition to hundreds of corporate keynotes.
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David Rowan

Motivational Speaker David Rowan
  • Amongst Europe’s leading Conference Speakers on Technology and Innovation.
  • Keynotes on Tech & Innovation and Future Trends across multi-sector and multi-product areas.
  • Addresses and Chairs conferences from Googles Zeitgeist to the G8 and TED Global in addition to hundreds of corporate keynotes.

David Rowan is the well known editor-in-chief of WIRED UK, Conde Nast’s award-winning technology-and-innovations magazine that stays ahead of the trends transforming our world. He is an expert authority and highly in demand speaker on the subjects of innovation, technology and future trends.

In the past year alone David has taken over 120 flights to investigate the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world, recently spending time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Nest and countless other disruptive startups from Israel to China. He’s interviewed influencers ranging from will.i.am, Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne, Google CEO Eric Scmidt to media mogul James Murdoch, futuristic architect Zaha Hadid, Prime Minister David Cameron and Tim Berners-Lee on stage at places like MIPCOM in Cannes. 

He is often booked to host award ceremonies (such as The Northern Tech Awards), and to interview executives on stage such as BMW’s Senior Management about the future of motoring. He hosts events such as WIRED’s conferences (WIRED Health, WIRED Money, WIRED Retail) and the Duke of York’s entrepreneurial startup contest at St James’s Palace, Pitch@Palace. In 2016 at the Palace, David met with and presented in front of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

David’s work at WIRED keeps him at the forefront of innovation and change. He writes stories about artificial-intelligence, new approaches to manufacturing, new business models, innovation in established businesses that effect all sectors which helps keep his speaking content fresh.

David Rowan – Speaker

David is an expert in his sector and one of the most in demand speakers world-wide on business, innovation and technology and future facing themes. He has chaired and moderated high-profile events for the UK and French governments, for Google Zeitgeist and TED Global, for international banks and Fortune 100 companies.

He relates emerging technologies and changing business models to a variety of sectors from finance and manufacturing to aviation and e-commerce. Many established companies book David to learn about how they can develop a culture of innovation. His presentations are typically rich in concrete take-aways, lively case studies, video clips, engaging images, and fast-paced energy. By way of demonstrating David’s cross sector appeal here is a snapshot of recent keynote bookings:

Examples of Keynotes Delivered by David Rowan

  • “Trends shaping the future of online commerce.”
  • “Ten technology trends that will transform your market.”
  • “How change-makers can profit from tech-led innovation.”
  • “The ten rules of digital transformation.”
  • “What artificial intelligence means for business.”
  • “New business models that are working for media companies.”
  • “How to create a culture of innovation to grow your business.”
  • “How technology will impact business in the next five years.”
  • “The new rules of product innovation.”
  • “How future technologies will affect the rail industry.”
  • “What the internet of things means for business.”
  • “The future of the payments industry.”
  • “The new rules of business: innovation and design.”
  • “Trends that will affect the travel business.”
  • “How corporates can thrive in an age of disruption.”
  • “How tech changes what we expect from public services.”

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 writes columns for GQ, Condé Nast Traveller, Campaign, The Times and The Guardian 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. David hosts WIRED annual innovation conference in London each year which features 50 of the world’s leading innovators all of whom he has personally invited.

In presentations he looks at how the net is disrupting almost every sector, how apps change consumer behaviour and why ‘social commerce’ is killing traditional marketing. He reveals the 10 trends that will change the market in the next decade – and what you should be doing now to protect yourself. A brilliant story-teller, his presentations help individuals and businesses comprehend these changes in such a way as to allow them to use them to their advantage.

“I wanted to thank you for your time to moderate the G8 Innovation Conference on 14 June. You set the tone for the day perfectly, engaging the audience and steering the presenters through a very full agenda. The feedback from the day has been overwhelmingly positive, which is largely due to your dynamism, good humour and professionalism. The team here and I are extremely grateful for the part you played in making the day a success and helping to put innovation on the G8 agenda.” – Rt Hon David Cameron, Prime Minister, G8 Innovation Conference

Biography

Client Testimonials

"I wanted to thank you for your time to moderate the G8 Innovation Conference on 14 June. You set the tone for the day perfectly, engaging the audience and steering the presenters through a very full agenda. The feedback from the day has been overwhelmingly positive, which is largely due to your dynamism, good humour and professionalism. The team here and I are extremely grateful for the part you played in making the day a success and helping to put innovation on the G8 agenda."

"You played the key role in our Women in European Business Conference and we very much appreciated your input: The event was a great success and the feedback has been outstanding. Your scene-setting opener around the ten mega-trends was fascinating and encouraged us all to stretch our thinking. Your navigation of the numerous themes for the panel session was excellent and the relaxed tone of the conversation was just what we were aiming for. You achieved our goal of inspiring our audience, both professionally and personally and for that, we are truly grateful."

"David Rowan did an excellent job as opening keynote at Øredev, the premier conference for software developers in northern Europe, by addressing our theme and audience very distinctly. I highly recommend Mr Rowan as a public speaker and hope to work with him again."

"We just wanted to say an enormous thank you for providing such an interesting and inspirational session on future technical trends for our Digital Power Week. We’ve had terrific feedback from staff across the business who said they learnt so much, found you fascinating to listen to and came away really excited by the future possibilities with digital."

"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."-

"David did a fantastic job!"

"Your keynote presented in Munich was well received! Thank you for your contribution."

"Overall view was very positive – David was an engaging speaker, who covered a wide range of relevant topics."

"David's content was very good; thought provoking as hoped. Shame there wasn’t time for more questions but that was the fault of our over-run. Many positive comments received from our customers – loved the google analytics video. Overall it was very good entertainment and we’d definitely recommend him to others."

Client Testimonials

"I wanted to thank you for your time to moderate the G8 Innovation Conference on 14 June. You set the tone for the day perfectly, engaging the audience and steering the presenters through a very full agenda. The feedback from the day has been overwhelmingly positive, which is largely due to your dynamism, good humour and professionalism. The team here and I are extremely grateful for the part you played in making the day a success and helping to put innovation on the G8 agenda."

"You played the key role in our Women in European Business Conference and we very much appreciated your input: The event was a great success and the feedback has been outstanding. Your scene-setting opener around the ten mega-trends was fascinating and encouraged us all to stretch our thinking. Your navigation of the numerous themes for the panel session was excellent and the relaxed tone of the conversation was just what we were aiming for. You achieved our goal of inspiring our audience, both professionally and personally and for that, we are truly grateful."

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