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The resignation of Alfredo Barriga, head of the digital development project under Chile's economy ministry, "demonstrates the stagnation and lack of political leadership in the government to foster digital development," IT industry association Acti secretary general Hernán Orellana said in a press release.
"The digital agenda is not a priority in Chile," Barriga said upon announcing his resignation during Chilean IT solutions company NovaRed's Security Workshop 2011 in capital Santiago.
According to Acti, Barriga's statement confirms the industry's reality, which the association has tried to improve by working with the government on implementing the digital agenda.
Barriga served as head of the country's digital development project for 18 months.