SEATTLE, WA and AUSTIN, TX – October 09, 2018 – DigitalTown (OTC: DGTW) – with its blockchain-based Platform as a Service (PaaS) technology that supports local-first commerce and community building – announces the appointment of Austin resident, Ferry Chahaya, to the role of Product Manager. With more than 17 years’ experience in technology including 12 years with Dell and seven years as a Product Manager with other companies, Ferry brings a wealth of product management expertise to DigitalTown.
DigitalTown CEO, George Nagy, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Ferry to the team. This is a crucial position for the company and one that Ferry is very well qualified to execute successfully. As we realize the DigitalTown mission of ensuring local, independent businesses are easy to search for, find and buy from using the DigitalTown mobile App including the SmartWallet, Ferry’s input will ensure that we make rapid progress in meeting our customers’ needs and translating those to our development and marketing teams.”
Ferry Chahaya, DigitalTown Product Manager, adds: “The DigitalTown ethos of keeping business local to ensure more profits stay in the local economy and using technology for good, especially in terms of digital identity and financial inclusion, appeal to me greatly. DigitalTown has the potential to allow businesses, communities and individuals to take control of how they interact and transact. I am looking forward to contributing to the further development of the DigitalTown web and mobile services.”
The DigitalTown turnkey solution of ‘a digital city in a box’ makes it easy and convenient for cities to get online without investing in expensive custom systems. With DigitalTown, merchants are eligible for a free online storefront and everyone receives a free SmartWallet for carrying out transactions. Users have free, unlimited access to their local community in-App, where they can start or join discussions, create and manage events and projects and also fundraise. The DigitalTown mobile App grants users the ability to manage their digital identity, pay merchants, send funds to other SmartWallet holders and engage in community tools, as well as discover the area where they happen to be.
DigitalTown, Inc. (DGTW) powers Smart Cities to succeed in the Digital Age. It provides turn-key hosted solutions to power “Digital Towns”, which improve Quality of Life for residents and visitors with solutions for economic development, civic engagement and digital inclusion for cities around the world. You can download the free DigitalTown App for iOS and Android.
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