Advisory Board


Steve Daniels


Steve Daniels is passionate about using technology to transform society. He’s part of IBM’s design leadership team, responsible for driving a culture of design and innovation throughout the company, as well as the founding director of Makeshift, a magazine and think tank dedicated to uncovering creative solutions at the economic fringe. Previously at IBM Research, Steve received awards and patents for his work on Smarter Cities, the Watson question-answer system, an SMS App Store for emerging markets, and enterprise crowdfunding. He is the author of Making Do, which catalogs his research on Kenya’s jua kali roadside engineering culture. As an undergraduate, he founded the annual Better World by Design conference, ran Brown University’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders, and developed an entrepreneurship center and curriculum for at-risk teens. He has spoken at TED, PopTech, and the New York Forum.