David Rowan

Editor-in-Chief of WIRED UK and Columnist for GQ Magazine

David Rowan is editor-at-large of WIRED magazine’s UK edition, Conde Nast's award-winning technology-and-innovations magazine that stays ahead of the trends transforming businesses.

He travels extensively to investigate the companies and entrepreneurs who are changing our world, and his recent WIRED cover stories include long features on Google, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Spotify, and Facebook.

As a speaker, 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.

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 has written regular columns in GQ, Condé Nast Traveller, The Times, and The Guardian. He 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.