Former Movistar CEO to lead digital agenda

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Former Movistar Chile CEO Oliver Flogel has been appointed head of the country's digital agenda, local press reported.

Flogel will replace Alfredo Barriga, who after 18 months leading the project resigned in September this year, arguing that "the digital agenda is not a priority in Chile."

The appointment comes after some changes to the digital development project's administration. Previously under Chile's economy ministry, the digital agenda will now be part of the transport and telecommunications ministry's (MTT) telecoms watchdog, Subtel.

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The goal now is to start working on a strategy for 2012-18, since the plan designed six years ago is set to expire.

Flogel will also take part in the national council for innovation and competitiveness.