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.