January 28-30, 2020 | San Diego, CA USA
Knowledge and tools to launch your ERP digital transformation into the stratosphere

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Conference Summary

Digital Stratosphere is the premier independent educational and peer networking event for organizations about to embark on a digital transformation or ERP / CRM/ HCM implementation. These events are hosted at multiple locations throughout the year.

This is a premier event with limited seating. This is an opportunity to jumpstart your digital transformation initiatives.

Overview of the Digital Stratosphere Conference

These unique events are a one-of-a-kind opportunity to:

Learn from the world’s leading digital transformation experts

Build a network of peers and experts to lean on throughout your digital transformation

Experience real-life case studies in an interactive educational setting

Enjoy world-class rock and roll concert events in our exclusive suites

This event will provide the best practices and lessons required to make your digital transformation more successful.

Keynote Talent

Eric Kimberling

CEO and Founder, Third Stage Consulting Group

Eric is the world’s leading independent ERP and digital transformation expert. For over 20 years, he has helped over 1,000 organizations select, implement, and manage change on their digital transformation initiatives. Eric is also an expert witness on the world’s highest profile failures and lawsuits. Eric’s expertise includes digital strategy, organizational change management, and implementation project management.

Marcus Harris

Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Marcus has developed one of the nation’s leading practices devoted to representing clients in recovering damages arising out of a failed ERP software implementations. With in-house experience as counsel at some of the world’s largest ERP vendors, Marcus brings a wealth of knowledge to ERP contract negotiations, lawsuits and disputes with vendors. Marcus increases both your ability to manage ERP vendors and your chances of success if you ever need to go to court to enforce the contract.

Bryan DeBois

Director, Rovisys

Bryan has spent almost two decades working for RoviSys, one of the largest independent System Integrators in North America. During that time, he has focused on Level 3, MES, Historian, Software, and Information Solutions in the Operational Technology (OT) space. Bryan’s current focus is on applying advanced technologies, such as AI, Machine Learning (ML), and Analytics to the Industrial and Manufacturing world. Bryan has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Akron.

Mike Stone

Global ERP Project Director and Independent Consultant

Mike has a unique set of leadership, technical and business skills – along with experience implementing a number of digital transformation solutions as both a Global IT Director and consultant. He has directed global transformations involving SAP, JD Edwards, and other leading technologies. His industry experience includes retail, distribution and manufacturing. He now continues to lead the industry as an independent and technology-agnostic ERP consultant.

Daryl Crockett

President and CEO, Validdatum

A seasoned executive in ERP project rescue, data-related architecture, strategy, solutions, project management and services, Daryl is a highly innovative international consultant and C-level executive with a wide variety of industry and implementation experience. Daryl is a recognized leader in the data and analytics space, and co-inventor of a patent-pending implementation and information governance software designed specifically for highly regulated industries.

Dan Krug

GM of Digital Innovation, Nucor Steel

Dan leads digital initiatives at Nucor Steel. In this role, he oversees the company’s transformations in business intelligence, eCommerce, B2B, and other leading technologies. In addition, his efforts intersect with the company-wide implementation of ERP technologies. Prior to his role at Nucor, Dan has 20 years of experience in various HR roles – giving him a unique perspective on the intersection of people and technology.

Adam Cheatham

Director, Strategy and Transformation at Third Stage Consulting Group

Adam is a leader with global experience in project management, technology strategy, systems evaluation, selection and implementation, business process definition, organizational change management, creative planning and team-building. With a master’s degree in International Business Administration and experience to match, Adam brings the unique ability to lead diverse teams to a common goal while respecting cultural and organizational distinctions.

Speakers are constantly being added to the agenda, so keep checking back!


This event provides real-world lessons learned, battle scars, and best practices that will equip your project team for success. Intended for CIOs, CFOs, Chief Digital Officers,VPs of HR, IT Directors, and ERP Project teams for the world’s most forward-thinking organizations, this event features the content and conversation most relevant to successful digital transformation initiatives.

Each event covers these important topics


Executive overview of digital transformation best practices


Defining the digital strategy best suited for your organization


The Relationship Between Operational Technology & IT


Managing organizational change on your digital transformation


Software selection essentials, including vendor and system integrator negotiations


Choosing the right system integrator and implementation partners


Ensuring project governance, controls, risk mitigation and quality assurance


Preparing for success with your implementation readiness


IT architecture and data migration best practices


Case studies and overviews of real-life digital transformation initiatives


Lessons from ERP failures and lawsuits


Manufacturing digital transformation best practices

Conference Entertainment

To help you get the most value out of the event, the Digital Stratosphere conference will also feature world-class networking and entertainment events. The first night of the event will feature an event happy hour at the conference venue, which will be a great way to network with peers, speakers, and conference attendees.

The second night of the event will feature a private live entertainment event at House of Blues San Diego, which is a very short distance from the conference venue. Entertainment will be provided by one of San Diego’s leading cover bands, featuring a variety of classic rock and current music. This intimate rock and roll event is a great time to network with other conference attendees and to have fun!

Why Attend?

It is no secret that most organizations don’t manage digital transformations for a living every day. These projects are large undertakings and require the right skills, toolsets and experience to succeed.

Attendees of Digital Stratosphere gain the following benefits :


Learn from the battle scars of experts that manage digital transformations for a living


Gain the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage your digital transformation


Network with other peers and organizations that are also in the midst of their digital transformations


Learn from specific case studies and examples of real-life digital transformations


Enjoy an evening of rock and roll history

Digital Stratosphere World Tour Dates and Locations

Stratosphere 2020 in San Diego | January 28, 29, 30 (2020)
Hilton Garden Inn
Downtown/Bayside, 2137 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
Additional dates and locations to be announced for 2020


 Platinum Pass
Access to educational tracks and all keynote speakersX
Electronic copies of educational contentX
Access to peer advisory sessionsX
Follow-up peer advisory webinar among conference attendeesX
After hours consultation with keynote speakersX
Half-day consultation on-site with your project team*X
One-year subscription to Third Stage On Demand (beta)X
Price Per Pass$1,075
Group discounts may apply Contact Us!
*Your organization only pays for out-of-pocket consultant travel expenses for your on-site consultation (North America only. If you are attending from outside North America, please contact us directly to discuss this option).

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