David Rowan

Position: founding editor-in-chief WIRED UK & Future Trends Expert

David Rowan explains compellingly how emerging technologies will impact business — and how leaders should prepare now. As founding Editor-in-Chief of WIRED magazine’s UK edition, David came to know the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Didi, Spotify, Xiaomi, Nest, Twitter and countless other ambitious startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen. He has since invested in more than 60 early-stage tech companies, including two that became billion-dollar “unicorns”, and is an adviser to Lakestar, one of Europe’s largest venture-capital funds. His best-selling book “Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds” (Penguin, 2019) has been published in Japan, Korea, Russia and beyond. David has been a technology columnist for The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and The Sunday Times, and hosts a podcast series about tech founders called Walks With Founders.