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Rob .Fyfe spoke this week at a CIO Leaders’ Luncheon in Auckland organised by CIO New Zealand magazine .
Keynote speaker Rob Fyfe, CIO NZ editor Divina Paredes and Fronde CEO Ian Clarke.
Rob Fyfe is one of a handful of New Zealand CIOs who have moved to enterprise CEO. ““IT and communications are at the heart of Air New Zealand’s transformation,” says Fyfe, whose rise from CIO to CEO at the airline was swift, under three years. Fyfe spoke this week at a CIO Leaders’ Luncheon in Auckland organised by CIO New Zealand magazine.
The event, sponsored by Fronde, is essentially a CXO Leaders' Luncheon - with some CEOs and CFOs in the audience.
"Business success is essentially about people," says Fyfe, who is executive chairman at Icebreaker and is on the board of Antarctica New Zealand. “In my experience, a highly motivated community of people working cohesively towards a common goal and with a sense of shared purpose... will almost always outperform the opposition focused primarily on online financial ratios and technical superiority," says Fyfe, who was Air New Zealand CEO from late 2005 to 2012. More than 70 CIOs, CEOs and CFOs attended the luncheon sponsored by Fronde.
Ian Clarke, Fronde CEO