David Rowan is founding Editor-in-Chief, now Editor-at-Large of WIRED’s UK edition, and technology columnist for The [UK] Sunday Times. He has been a columnist for The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, and The Guardian. At WIRED, he has extended the brand into conferences and a consulting business. He’s an early-stage investor in 40 tech companies and co-founder of FlowJourneys.com, taking amazing people for weekend adventures in the world’s most extraordinary locations.
For a new book, David is currently on a global quest for successful examples of corporate innovation in the face of technology-led disruption. He has taken 125 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, Twitter, and countless other ambitious startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen.
David’s 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 is still searching for the future.