Michael Guthrie
Michael Guthrie
Managing Director, CTO

Having worked in the internet industry since the 90s building websites of all types and sizes, Michael came to work with digital archives while serving as IT Officer at the Royal Naval Museum (now the National Museum of the Royal Navy) where he worked on an Heritage Lottery Funded digitisaton project called Sea Your History. Here, along with Hayden, they implemented DSpace to store the digital assets, and used Joomla to display them on a thematic website. After this project, Michael went on to manage Open Repository, the managed hosted institutional repository service of Biomed Central, where he managed around 23 open access archives for such institutions as Anglia Ruskin University, University of Arizona, Natural History Museum, Oxfam, Médecins Sans Frontières, Helsebiblioteket’s Research Archive (HeRA), KAUST, and many others. Also while at BMC, Michael specified and managed bringing into fruition the World Health Organisation’s Institutional Repository for Information Sharing (IRIS), the WHO’s open access archive for their documents with an interface in the six official languages of the United Nations. Michael was a member of the DSpace Community Advisor Team (DCAT), and is currently serving as a Museums Computer Group committee member.

M Haris Khan
Sr. Software Engineer 
Haris started working as a software engineer while finishing university. Haris has been the main driver of projects such as KnowledgeCite as well as a key team player in the development of integrations such as JCar and JSolr, integration plugins for Joomla and DSpace. Experienced in developing OTT platforms, Haris has worked on one of the most successful online streaming applications in Australia and has worked with enotice a public information broadcaster, and is pursuing his Computer Science Masters from one of the top institutions in Pakistan.

Aoun Muhammad 
UX/UI Designer
Aoun is from Pakistan where he started his Career in Computer Science in well known university of his Country, He is working in User experience and User Interface domain from past 3+ years. He joined KnowledgeArc as UX/UI Designer (Virtual Assistant) and serving different projects of company in the entire design process: from User Experience and analysis, to user-friendly interfaces that are both beautiful and efficient. Along with this he involved in several WordPress projects Integration as well.
Aoun is Designer with skill in:
– UX/UI Design  
– Website Design
– Product Design
– Mobile Apps Design
– Web technologies (HTML, CSS)
– Content Management Systems (WordPress)

Monica Roos, M.sc
Communications and Marketing Director 
Monica is from Norway where she started her career in the early days of open archives around 2004, working as a Librarian at the University of Bergen open archive, BORA (Bergen Open Research Archive). After that she has built and managed several open archives, and she has also been involved in other digitisation projects in academic libraries and higher education. Over the years she has been involved in several projects, nationally in Norway and in Europe on areas concerning open access and open science in general. Monica has also work experience from the private sector, having worked within Document Management in Equinor. Being educated within several areas like Systems Development, Project Management and Social Sciences she is skilled at seeing all sides of the table in projects, and good at asking the right questions to all parties to make sure the developements meets all expectations. 
Otuoma Sanya
Systems Librarian
Web Developer with Python Django
PHP CodeIgnitor, WordPress 
Otuoma Sanya has served more than 8 years as a Systems Librarian, consulting, developing and maintaining library systems. He brings a lot of experience from the higher education sector. He has hands-on experience in automation of academic libraries using open-source solutions, specifically with Koha, Dspace, OJS and also EZproxy. He holds a degree in Library and Information Science from Kenyatta University and currently pursuing a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems. His real passion is in developing applications that enhance access to information resources and has been doing so for more than 8 years now in the higher education sector.
Otuoma is a developer with skills in:
–     Python with Django web framework
–     PHP with Codeigniter framework
–     Linux systems administration
–     Web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, XSLT)
–     Content Management Systems (WordPress and Joomla)
Niraj Visana 
Passionate cloud Engineer
Background includes – JS,PHP,JAVA
Niraj joined KnowledgeArc in july, 2020 as Cloud Engineer with 2+ years of experience in working with Management work , Development and Cloud Technologies. He Mainly Works on Amazon Web services. Outside of office Niraj is Huge Marvel Fan, He loves watching Hollywood movies and Series. His Favourite Tagline is “All men must die”.

–     Shell Scripting
–     PHP Development
–     JS and AJAX

Hayden Young
Hayden Young
Founder and Director
Hailing from Australia, Hayden also came to the digital archiving space while working on Sea Your History, being the consultant that implemented DSpace for the project, and creating tools like the Dublin Core Metadata Toolkit to assist curators in transforming their data from Access, CALM, and other sources to DC ready metadata. Also at that time, 2006, he contributed the first MySQL port of DSpace. After the SYH project, Hayden consulted to Biomed Central and Open Repository, having built and implemented the WHO IRIS project, and then upgrading OR’s platform to the (then) latest DSpace and implementing the new (then) responsive interfaces for the managed archives. Hayden continued to support the WHO for IRIS for sometime after the project. In the past few years, Hayden as Wijiti.com, a DSpace Registered Service Provider, built and managed the Monash University Saber project, a virtual learning environment established in conjunction with the prestigious International Pharmaceutical Federationand the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. He has been a long time contributor to DSpace having created a complete DSpace REST API, and leads several open source projects including JSolr and JSpace.