David Rowan is founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED’s UK edition, currently writing a book searching for bold corporate innovation. He’s currently on a global quest for successful examples of corporate innovation in the face of technology-led disruption.
Rowan has interviewed influencers ranging from will.i.am to James Murdoch, Zaha Hadid to David Cameron. He has keynoted on technology, business and innovation themes from Melbourne to Monaco, and has chaired and moderated high-profile events for the UK and French governments, for Google Zeitgeist and TED Global, and for international banks and Fortune 100 businesses.
Rowan has written 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.
He’s an early-stage investor in 40 tech companies and co-founder of a non-profit taking amazing people for weekend adventures in the world’s most extraordinary locations.