Warren Wong is the Executive Vice President of Talent & Culture at Appnovation Technologies www.appnovaton.com, where he is responsible for the company’s global talent organization, acquisition, engagement, and development strategies in support of the company expansion as a world leader in helping enterprises and governments with Digital and Agile transformation using open technologies. Also under Warren’s vision and leadership his mandate also includes corporate citizenship and community engagement.
Warren is a strategic human capital and business leader whose passion is to transform, enable and inspire organizations. Warren has more than a thirty years of experience and success in influencing hyper growth and emerging organizations ranging from local start-ups to Fortune 500 companies with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Local companies that have benefited from Warren’s passion and innovative leadership include Elastic Path Software plus international organizations such as eBay and Microsoft.
Warren is a 1984 Simon Fraser University Bachelor of Arts, Communications graduate. After graduating, Warren was one of the first recipients of the province’s Certified Human Resources Professional (“CHRP”) designation, which he helped develop the program requirements for as a member of the Professional Development Committee with the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association.
A lifelong Vancouverite, Warren has generously given his time to a variety of community and civic events including the 1986 World Exposition, 2010 Winter Olympics, the 2011 Grey Cup Festival and the City of the 2011 Vancouver civic election. Earlier in Warren’s career he was a board member for Psoriasis Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Information Processing Society including being a member of many advisory committees including the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Human Resources Management program.
Warren joined the GVFBS Board as a Director in June 2012 and sits on the Human Resources and Governance committees at the GVFB. Warren is presently also a Board Director with the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. In addition, Warren is a member of the British Columbia Technology Industry Association’s (“BCTIA”) Talent Advisory Council and a board advisor with Vertical Bridge Consulting.
Warren is an avid cyclist and is a member of the Glotman*Simpson Cycling Club riding to raise awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research. For more information about Warren visit his LinkedIn profile at http://ca.linkedin.com/in/warrenwong