On a mission to investigate companies changing the world as we know it, David travels the country working with some of the best-known brands. David began his working career for The Guardian, spending 10 years with the company in a number of editorial roles. He acted as the editor for Guardians website network, comment & analysis pages, Saturday Outlook section, The Editor magazine, education supplement and EG magazine. David then held a two-year position at the Jewish Chronicle before accepting his best-known position as the Founding Editor in Chief of WIRED. David’s focus was pivotal to the future of technology, working alongside countless digital innovators to shape the future of the digital world.
An established author, David published his Amazon number one book titled Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds in 2019. The book explores how too many organisations think that a specialist department should be responsible for innovation. David has compiled stories of genuine company innovation from his travels to over 20 different countries everywhere from Peru to Australia and more. He provides detailed expertise on various approaches that companies can adopt for innovation and the action points they need to take to make them possible.
A revolutionary thought-leader, David has invested in countless start-up businesses offering them his innovative advice. As a testament to his invaluable knowledge, two of the businesses he invested in have become billion-dollar companies. To further his industry-leading reputation, David founded VOYAGERS in 2019. VOYAGERS was established as a support network, with specialist groups working in the health-tech and climate-tech sectors. A community of 250 people traversing over 30 countries, the VOYAGERS has soon earned quite a reputable name.
As a keynote speaker, David has enjoyed a busy history having previously delivered over 600 keynote addresses. Tailoring his speeches to each and every business he speaks for, David is known for his well-researched, interactive and most of all compelling deliveries. His previous clients include high-profile businesses such as Coca-Cola, HSBC and Facebook. Confident and personable on stage, David had delivered numerous TED talks and has worked for the World Economic Forum. Truly a spectacular keynote speaker, David is perfect for a whole range of business events.
In March 2023 we sat down virtually with David Rowan and discussed his top tips to manage digital transformational change. Watch our Exclusive Interview with David Rowan.