Pieter Van Garderen, MAS
Pieter launched Artefactual Systems in 2001 to provide technology analysis and implementation services to archival organizations, in particular those wanting to develop and implement open-source solutions. Pieter has worked with public sector institutions worldwide to provide services that ranged from writing strategy reports, analyzing system requirements, designing technology architectures, developing software, and managing open-source projects.
Pieter is the original designer and developer of the Archivematica and AtoM software systems. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of British Columbia’s Master of Archival Studies and has been a regular conference speaker on the topics of digital preservation and archives technology.
Pieter stepped aside as Artefactual president in late 2013 to work as an information management consultant and researcher. In August 2018 he returned to Artefactual part-time as a Senior Analyst, applying his extensive domain knowledge to Artefactual’s software development and R&D projects.