Daniel Burka


“When a design doesn’t see the light of day or gets dragged sideways, it’s often because the designer didn’t put in the time to create relationships and credibility…”

Daniel 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. Simple is used by thousands of hospitals in India, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia to manage over 800,000 patients with hypertension.

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