‘Dragon’ slays crowd at BC HRMA (Editor’s notes)

Kevin O'Leary touts importance of HR
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/09/2011

HR professionals from around British Columbia — and across the country — descended on Vancouver in April for the annual B.C. Human Resources Management Association conference and tradeshow.

On the schedule were some big names — including Douglas Merrill, Google’s former chief information officer (who shared secrets with HR professionals on how to be organized in the Google age), and forecaster/futurist Richard Worzel.

But it was a “dragon” that stole the hearts and minds of most HR professionals. Kevin O’Leary, star of the hit CBC show Dragon’s Den, kicked off the conference with an opening plenary that left the Vancouver Convention Centre buzzing.