Today's leading speaker on tech's impact on business

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David Rowan, founding UK Editor-in-Chief of WIRED and author of the bestselling book Non-Bullshit Innovation (Penguin), is today’s leading speaker on how emerging technologies will impact business — and how leaders should prepare now. David has given 700 keynotes around the world, and has moderated events for governments, the World Economic Forum and the biggest global companies. An investor in more than 170 early-stage tech companies, he runs venture funds that invest in health-tech and climate-tech. David has been a technology columnist for The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and The Sunday Times, and at WIRED he got to know the founders of tech giants such as WhatsApp, LinkedIn and Spotify. And he is still searching for the future.

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Non-Bullshit Innovation: The Book

David's book, "Non-Bullshit Innovation," published by Penguin, offers a practical and insightful framework for understanding and navigating organizational change in the face of rapid technological evolution. The book is a culmination of research conducted across 20 countries, providing a global perspective on innovation.
“The team was blown away and they are a hard group to impress.”
“Truly inspirational.”
Warner Bros
Goldman Sachs
“David Rowan was awesome.”
“Just perfect.”
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David Rowan's Biography.

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.

David Rowan has moderated events for the World Economic Forum, WIRED, the biggest global companies, the TED conference, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Web Summit main stage, GITEX in Dubai, Buckingham Palace, the UK and French governments, and more. He brings journalistic expertise and a deep knowledge of his subject, as well as an entertaining and lively rapport with interviewees.
THE TIMES Saturday Essay Page: We’ll have the world at our feet if we think like true innovators
Blue-chip companies and governments need to stop just talking about new thinking and get into the mindset of tech startups, says David Rowan
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THE TIMES Comment Page: Beware the great tech armoury of China
The West is falling behind as Beijing champions and invests in innovation at a dizzying pace
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WIRED: LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, the network philosopher
This article was taken from the April 2012 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.
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WIRED: Interview with Daniel Ek of Spotify
Above a Fender Stratocaster on the wall of Daniel Ek's Stockholm office is a George Bernard Shaw quote: "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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WIRED: The inside story of Jan Koum and how Facebook bought WhatsApp
In 2014, as Facebook was secretly preparing to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion, WIRED profiled founder Jan Koum. This is the story of how he fled communism, lived on welfare, and then sold WhatsApp to Mark Zuckerberg
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