David Rowan

David Rowan

David Rowan is an innovation expert, bestselling author of "Non-Bullshit Innovation", and the former editor-in-chief of WIRED UK.

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David Rowan's Biography

David Rowan is an acclaimed technology and innovation expert. Having spent a long career at the forefront of the digital revolution, he has guided industry leaders navigate through the evolving complexities of emerging technologies.

As the founding Editor-in-Chief of WIRED magazine's UK edition, Rowan held a unique vantage point which allowed him to establish close relationships with the visionary minds behind start-ups like WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Didi, Spotify, Xiaomi, Nest and Twitter. His extensive network and insights into the tech world became invaluable assets for Rowan’s understanding of innovation in the future.

David Rowan is an advisor to some renowned venture-capital funds, including Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, as well as several other tech businesses. Off the back of his commitment to fostering technological advancement, he also runs the climate-tech and health-tech fund, VOYAGERS, and has personally invested in over 150 early-stage tech companies, of which eight have evolved into billion-dollar “unicorns.”

His Amazon #1 business bestseller, “Non-Bullshit Innovation”, resonated globally and was published in countries, including Japan, Korea, Russia and Ukraine. The book represents a multinational exploration of corporate innovation in the face of disruptive technology across 20 different countries and has provided leaders with 17 proven strategies for future-proofing their businesses.

David Rowan was a technology columnist for publications like The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and The Sunday Times. He has delivered over 600 keynotes in recent years and is a trusted speaker for some of the most esteemed corporate clients, such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Google, KPMG, McKinsey, Chanel and Unilever.

Now an expert at deconstructing real-time tech trends, Rowan offers a profound understanding of how artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and autonomous vehicles are reshaping consumer experiences as well as impacting politics, education and creative expression. An unparalleled expertise and engaging aura make David Rowan an invaluable guide for leaders and organisations across the world who are striving to harness the potential of emerging technologies and shape the way they approach business.


Non Bullshit Innovation Book by David Rowan - CWG Speakers

Non-Bullshit Innovation

Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds

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