Thank you to all who attended and made Stratosphere 2019 such a success!
Knowledge and tools to launch your ERP digital transformation into the stratosphere

A special Thank You to the sponsors of Stratosphere 2019:

Stratosphere 2020 in San Diego | Q1 of 2020 | Details Coming Soon!

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.

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.

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 CIO 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.

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

Scenes from the Last Digital Stratosphere


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


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

Conference Entertainment

In addition to providing world class content, training, and peer networking, Digital Stratosphere attendees will also enjoy evening entertainment. Attendees have the option of joining Third Stage and Taft Law in its private suite to enjoy Queen + Adam Lambert on their Rhapsody Tour at the United Center.

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


Digital Stratosphere offers three packages based on your team’s needs

  Silver Pass Gold Pass


Platinum Pass


Access to educational tracks and all keynote speakers X X X
Electronic and physical copies of educational content X X X
Access to peer advisory sessions X X X
Follow-up peer advisory webinar among conference attendees X X X
Free admission to our SAP S/4HANA or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Transformation Boot Camps (May 8-10, 2019) X X X
After hours consultation with keynote speakers   X X
Access to Digital Stratosphere concert suite event   X X
Half-day consultation on-site with your project team*     X
One-year subscription to Third Stage On Demand (beta)

Price Per Pass $1,450 $1,675 $1,950
Group discounts may apply Contact Us!

More information coming on available hotel accommodations.

*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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