David Rowan

David Rowan

David Rowan is one of the world’s leading technology speakers and thought leaders.

He is founding UK Editor-in-Chief, of the highly respected WIRED magazine, author of Amazon #1 business bestseller Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds (Penguin).
He has delivered over 600 keynote talks around the world and event moderator for governments, WIRED, TED and the World Economic Forum

Elsewhere he is technology columnist on The Times, GQ and Condé Nast Traveller.

Not just a speaker, he practises what he preaches, being an active adviser to & investor in 60+ tech startups to date.

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“I wanted to thank you for your time to moderate the G8 Innovation Conference. 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.”
UK Prime Minister David Cameron, G8 Innovation Conference

“A stellar moderator – insightful and challenging to the speakers, witty and engaging for the audience, and very positive to work with.”
World Economic Forum

“Your contribution at the event was terrific. The content was highly relevant & extremely interesting. We also appreciated that you took on board the detail discussed on the briefing call ahead of the event. Your talk received the highest audience review on the feedback application.
The level of your professionalism is unrivalled.”
Mercer, Hong Kong

“The team was blown away and they are a hard group to impress.”

“I can’t thank you enough for your truly inspirational talk. We’ve had wonderful feedback and it set the day up perfectly.”
Warner Bros

“David was fantastic. The content was perfect. The talk was fast paced, interesting, relevant and accessible. It set up the innovation session of our
agenda really well and I was delighted with the result.”

“David Rowan was awesome, lots of amazing feedback.”

“David was incredible and we’ve had some great feedback already from our analysts and leadership team that were there. We were engaged, inspired and enjoyed every minute of his keynote.”

“Thank you so much for an excellent session. You left the team in no doubt about the risks of disruptive factors and how they can impact any
industry. Ours more than any is wide open here. Totally the right way to end the conference.”
JP Morgan

“It was a fascinating presentation and we all enjoyed it.”
Goldman Sachs

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