Steve is the founder of VolteFace, curator of the Big Tent Ideas Festival and author of the upcoming Brain Boxes – how think tanks changed theworld. He has spent a career working across media, politics, public affairs and campaigning. He was was Director of David Cameron’s Big Society Network, founder of Britain’s Personal Best and strategic counsel to Channel 4 Television. Steve has established and led three start-up businesses and been retained as an advisor to MIT, Microsoft, the RSA, PWC and the Department for Education and Skills, Enterprise UK, NESTA and UnLtd. He serves on the Board of Cage Cricket and writes on politics for Reaction Life.