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EBC 2020 Presenter Profiles

Jim Bouchard
Jim Bouchard is an internationally recognized speaker, leadership activist, and founder of The Sensei Leader Movement ™. He provides interactive keynotes and leadership programs for corporate and conference audiences around the world. Jim is a seasoned media guest, and appears regularly on TV and radio, including such programs as BBC Worldview and FOX News. He hosts Walking The Walk, a leadership podcast highlighting compassionate, engaged leaders from all areas of business, diverse cultures and experiences. He is a 2004 inductee to the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame and was twice featured in "Inside Kung Fu"magazine.
Jim is a volunteer mentor for incarcerated youth, an obsessive golfer and surf guitar player. In 2016 Jim was nominated to run for Congress.
 
Kenn Busch, Material Intelligence
 
Kenn Busch, founder of Material Intelligence, covers major materials and design fairs in Europe for the A&D and manufacturing communities.  The company organizes educational material exhibits like the Materials Pavilion at NeoCon, creates certified educational content on materials for architects and interior designers, and collaborates with design educators and students to nurture new thinking about materials and materiality. Kenn is also a Woodworking Network columnist. MaterialIntelligence.com  
 
 
 
Alan Beaulieu
One of the country’s most informed economists, Alan Beaulieu is a principal of ITR Economics where he serves as President.  ITR predicts future economic trends with 94.7% accuracy rate and 60 years of correct calls. In his keynotes, Alan delivers clear, comprehensive action plans and tools for capitalizing on business cycle fluctuations and outperforming your competition--whether the economy is moving up, down, or in a recession.  Alan has presented at EBC several times, including last year's event in San Jose.  His matter of fact and  unbiased delivery is injected with plenty of humor and will give you a clear path forward.
 

Gary Wernlund

A long-time industry specialist for the office furniture manufacturing industry for Stiles Machinery,  Gary has worked with a wide range of companies to implement solutions for that rapidly changing industry. His work in the cutting tool and machinery industries spans more than 30 years.    Gary has traveled Europe to benchmark many world class facilities there and has been a requested speaker for nearly every Executive Briefing Conference.