Daniel is a judge in the $100 million McArthur Foundation Award: 100&Change. At a somewhat smaller scale he is the chairperson and co-founder of the foundation Reflecting, which organises Reflecting the Internet, a periodic event that examines the influence of the Internet on our commercial, economic, social, and cultural lives.

Daniel sits on the board of directors of the Internet Memory Foundation, a digital library of cultural artefacts and a sister organisation of the Internet Archive. It preserves our common global cultural heritage by providing free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Daniel created the Weekly Mail & Guardian Rotterdam School of Management Scholarship, was the Secretary General of the Internet Society’s European Co-ordinating Council, and a founding board member of ISOC.NL. Daniel was awarded the Rotary Foundation Post-Graduate Ambassadorial Scholarship, Harry Crossley Scholarship, the SIEFSA Graduate and Post Graduate Scholarship and was a Rotary exchange student in Australia in 1987.