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About David McClelland

David McClelland talks about, writes about and does fun stuff with technology.

David is a broadcaster and journalist specialising in technology, gadgets and science. He has appeared on BBC national and regional television and radio, as well as on Channel Four, Bloomberg and CNN, once even presenting TV sports news bulletins. Currently he can be seen on screen as the Golden Girls’ regular consumer technology expert on BBC One’s Rip Off Britain.

David has been a trusted face and voice of brands as diverse as O2, Adobe, Tech City UK, SAP, National Grid, Microsoft, Sony, E.ON and The Environment Agency presenting all manner of content from live broadcasts to promotional videos and e-learning.

In July 2012 David was the host of the UK’s first ever Creative Week, an ambitious week of live online broadcasts powered by Adobe; he is host of The Innovation Show, a technology show from SAP showcasing online what’s new and innovative in technology. David is also a presenter for O2 Guru TV, including its Inspire channel on smartphone creativity and Fast Forward, a monthly show all about future technology.

In November 2012 David was host of The HUB Theatre at the Gadget Show Live London for which he produced his own show, World’s Coolest Cameras.

He has worked in both media and technology for over 15 years in a career that has seen him travel the world talking tech with Reuters, dismantle iPhones for the BBC, make big robots do silly things at IBM and get booed off the stage in the West End.

David also writes about consumer and enterprise technology. He is a Consulting Editor at Computing Magazine, regularly presenting its live online broadcasts and events including the prestigious IT Leaders’ Forum; he writes and blogs about smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and all manner of gadgets for titles including Wired, Computer Weekly and CNET, and edits a magazine column about parenting and technology for the NCT.

As a UK STEM Ambassador David visits schools and colleges to inspire and excite the next generation of technologists; he is a member of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the Royal Television Society.

No stranger to standing on a stage and encouraging people to laugh with or at him, David appears in professional pantomime every Christmas (oh yes he does) and in December 2012 starred as Captain Hook in Peter Pan at the Gracie Fields Theatre in Rochdale alongside CBeebies’ Joe Chambers and Coronation Street’s Nikki Sanderson.

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London, April 2013.


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