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Editor of Wired Magazine and Columnist for GQ Magazine

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David Rowan is editor of the UK edition of WIRED magazine, which won 2009 Launch of the Year at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards.

He writes the monthly “Digital Life” column in GQ magazine, and has written tech and trend-watching columns for The Times. He has edited The Guardian’s websites, made TV films for Channel 4 News, and written long features for The Telegraph Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine and The Observer.

Trained at The Times, he edited The Guardian’s op-ed, education, analysis and Saturday features sections. Most recently he edited The Jewish Chronicle. His speaking engagements in 2010 have taken in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Geneva, Moscow and Shanghai, on topics ranging from the future of luxury brands to the new rules of business in a mobile-internet age.

When not at airports he’s curated an exhibition of British creative talent for the UK Government’s Cabinet Forum Conference, where he was a speaker, and was a judge in the 2010 Brit Insurance Design Awards and the 2010 Conde Nast Traveller design awards. Recent TV appearances include BBC Newsnight, BBC Breakfast News and Channel 4 News; radio appearances include Radio 4′s Today Programme and The Media Show.


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“As part of my role as a senior scientific advisor for the UK government, I attended an event at Cap Gemini in London where David was speaking. It was a very impressive performance and I am keen to expose David’s thinking on the subject of innovation culture to a select audience of senior government scientists and engineers.” Ben Addley

"Thank you so much for talking to us today. You were a big hit and have inspired the creative teams and scared the hell out of the marketing heads!" Andrea Newman, HSBC

"David, you were absolutely brilliant. You made a huge impression. Thanks again for that." Joslyn Tinker, Sapient Nitro

"Thank you for being such an amazing moderator during the recent Bizspark European Summit. It was an amazing event best ever summit in my view and your contribution was a tremendous factor in this. Thank you." Bindi Karia, Bizspark

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