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BitArts Limited, a UK-based digital security start-up, has appointed Dr Cheryl Shavers, former US Undersecretary of State for Technology in the Clinton Administration and a seasoned Silicon Valley Veteran, as its Chairperson.

Shavers appointment follows that of UK entrepreneur Danny Chapchal as CEO.
“I’m restricting the commercial appointments I take,” said Dr Shavers. “But the combination of the potential offered by BitArts’ digital management technology, Chapchal’s track record and the international need for digital information protection swayed me. I firmly believe that BitArts will set new standards in electronic data security.”

As Under Secretary of State for Technology, Dr Shavers served as senior advisor to the Secretary of Commerce in forming new policies and program initiatives in the areas of science and technology.

Prior to her nomination by President Clinton, Dr Shavers served as sector manager for the Microprocessor Division within Intel’s Corporate Business Development divisions where she led technology assesments of emerging technologies, strategic business alliances and domestic and international equity investments.

BitArts has developed a new type of digital security technology, based on the difference between hacking - which duplicates information in transit - and cracking, in which additional information is inserted into software to allow the cracker unrestricted access to IT systems.

Chapchal, who has a strong track record in taking innovative UK technology to international standing, believes he has picked another British winner, a belief endorsed by Shavers, a highly regarded technical and business expert, and by independent evaluators.

About Bit-Arts

BitArts is a software development company that is focused primarily on the development of protection, security and encryption software providing solutions for the secure delivery of software applications and digital content, Digital Rights Management and License Management over the Internet. BitArts’ suite of products incorporate the functionality for the successful management and distribution over the Internet of secure and protected software and digital content, copyright and licensing protection as well as the collection of royalties from such content.

The company was founded in 1998 by Chief Technology Officer, John Safa and now boasts an impressive management line-up which includes Danny Chapchal as CEO and Dr Sheryl Chavers, former US Undersecretary of State for Technology in the Clinton Administration, as Chairperson. BitArts is headquartered in Nottingham, UK with customers in more than 65 countries. BitArts has patents pending on ten core technologies, the basis of the company’s unique digital security offering.

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