David Rowan

Editor-at-large, Wired UK

David Rowan is the Editor-at-Large of WIRED UK, the award-winning technology and trends magazine covering innovation and the people and businesses that are building the future. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the title for almost eight years, since its launch.

Before launching the magazine in the UK David reported on technology for The Times and Channel 4 News; amongst some unusual briefs the latter required him to illustrate the new iPod Video from the set of a adult film shoot. He’s also written for The Sunday Times and Telegraph Magazines and edited the Guardian’s online content and commentary.

David is in touch with many of the world’s leading trend-setters and spotters. He travels the world searching out the latest apps, gadgets and businesses. He’s visited cutting-edge R&D departments in China, universities in Russia, and startups in Israel. He studies all the things that are, or soon will be changing business, culture and every aspect of our lives from AI to VR. He also interviews key figures with influence over the world of technology, business and culture from politicians to the founders of Google, Kickstarter and Spotify to James Murdoch and Will.i.am.

Rowan has written columns in GQ, Condé Nast Traveller, Campaign, The Times and The Guardian. He also has wide experience as a newspaper editor, including editing The Jewish Chronicle and The Guardian's websites and Comment pages. He has made TV films for Channel 4 News; and has written long features for The Telegraph Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine and Observer.

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The Mobile Age
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