Daniel Burka

Director of product and design at the not-for-profit Resolve to Save Lives

Daniel Burka is a product manager and designer who focuses on solving complex global health problems in simple ways. He is the director of product and design at the not-for-profit Resolve to Save Lives, where he leads the open source project, Simple.org. Simple is used by thousands of hospitals in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Ethiopia to manage over 3.2 million patients with hypertension and diabetes.

Daniel is also on the board of Laboratoria, a not-for-profit based in Peru helping Latin American women build successful careers in tech. In 2021, he founded the open source project Healthicons.org to provide free icons to healthcare projects around the world. He’s also a member of Adobe's Design Circle, which grants scholarships to a diverse group of designers each year.

Previously, Daniel worked in Silicon Valley as a founder of tech startups Digg, Pownce, and Tiny Speck (became Slack) and was a design partner at Google Ventures for 5 years. He co-founded the Canadian design agency silverorange, which is now over 20 years old.

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