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The friendly face 
of tech on British television

David McClelland smiling at the camera in front of a blue background.

Hi, I'm David. My mission is to untangle tech and make the web a safer place for everyone.

I have been BBC Rip Off Britain's technology consumer champion for the last 10 series, and a regular on the ITV Good Morning Britain sofa giving his take on breaking technology news.

He has led cybercrime investigations for BBC Watchdog and The One Show, helped viewers save cold hard cash as a reporter for BBC Right on the Money, reported for CBBC Newsround and co-hosted mobile tech TV show Planet of the Apps for Challenge TV.

David’s documentary work includes Troll Hunters for the BBC in which he joins YouTuber Em Ford to pick apart the psychology of online trolling (Chalkboard TV); in Sex, Lies & Online Affairs for Discovery he lifts the lid on the Ashley Madison affair, one of the most infamous hacks of all time (Mentorn TV).

As a writer, David enjoys regular bylines with national newspapers and specialist titles including Metro, TechRadar, International Business Times, Mobile World Live and Wired.

David is a popular event host and keynote speaker, facilitating conferences, awards, round tables, fireside chats and panels around the world for clients including BT, HSBC, Samsung, Adobe, SAP and IBM. He is also in-demand as a podcast host, recording with the likes of HSBC, Canon and Symantec, and guesting on shows including the Smashing Security podcast.

Prior to his career in media, David worked at the sharp end of the enterprise IT industry, consulting on disaster recovery and systems management with firms including IBM, Reuters, Dell, Cable & Wireless and Bank of Tokyo as well as with local and central government.

Thanks for stopping by. If you don't find what you're looking for here then please do drop me a line.

— April 2020



Selected projects

Adobe. Autocar. BBC. BT. CNET. Canon. Channel 4. Ford. IBM. ITV. Metro. Mobile World Live. O2. Okta. SAP. Techradar. The Gadget Show. Wired.

Get in touch

For different ways of getting in touch, check out my Contact page. To find out more about what I do, take a look at my About page.

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