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David Rowan is available to book for your special event – we work in direct association with David Rowan’s representative as a booking agent for him. David Rowan is former editor of WIRED magazine’s UK edition (2009 to 2017), which won BSME Launch Editor of the Year in 2009. David Rowan’s most recent awards include Techmark Technology Journalist of the Year, DMA Editor of the Year and BSME Editor of the Year in 2012. His WIRED cover stories include features on Google, LinkedIn, MIT Media Lab and Facebook, and he has written regular columns in GQ, Condé Nast Traveller, The Times and The Guardian.

David Rowan has wide newspaper experience as an editor, including editing The Jewish Chronicle and The Guardian’s websites and Comment pages; has made TV films for Channel 4 News; 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 Rowan speaks widely on topics ranging from the future of luxury brands to the new rules of business in a mobile-internet age, and recent engagements have taken in Dubai, Melbourne, Moscow and Shanghai.

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Here's what David Rowan - Keynote Speaker's clients said:

Thank you for such an inspiring keynote speech. It was forward thinking (using the time machine both ways), refreshing and inspiring.

CEO, Toluna

Great presentation, came across very well, perfect for the audience.

BT Expedite

Accomplished speaker, delivered to the brief.


David was probably the best speaker we’ve ever had.


The feedback I received on your session was universally positive and I think the tone was absolutely right for the audience.

British Council of Offices, Geneva

An engaging and insightful presentation. We have had such incredible feedback from our guests and your talk really added to our launch.


Great feedback from the audience. Hopefully we will be able to do something similar again.

Octopus Communications

The feedback that we have received has been especially complimentary about your presentation.

Ipsos MORI

Everyone really enjoyed your presentation and we got a lot to think about. We would love to continue working with you.


I thought your session was fascinating and I know the delegates appreciated your contribution as well.
International Hotel Investment Forum, Berlin
The feedback from the day has been overwhelmingly positive, which is largely due to your dynamism, good humour and professionalism.

David Cameron, Prime Minister, G8 Innovation Conference

David was a great speaker - he was prepared, authoritative and adaptable to change. He was also very easy to work with.


The feedback we received about your plenary was amazing. Everybody is raving to me about your plenary. It was fantastic!


If you want to get a steer on the future you can do worse than look to Wired UK editor David Rowan. He’s a man who’s taken William Gibson’s quote – “the future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed yet” – to heart, and thus spends his time hunting for glimpses of tomorrow today. Toluna brought him along to their 10th birthday celebration/conference, held yesterday on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, to chart a possible future for the research industry. The view from both the speaker and the venue was dizzying.

The audience was just amazed and we received a huge amount of positive feedbacks. We hope to deal with you again in the near future.


Your presentation was superb. We might need you for other speaking opportunities in the near future.


You were the absolute star of the event. Clients feedback on the event was very positive!

Condé Nast Digital Russia

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