February 8th-10th, 2022

2022 Stratosphere 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. Leverage the opportunity to garner insights from leading industry experts and jumpstart your digital transformation initiatives.

Day 1 – Tuesday, Feb 8th, 2022

Time (US ET) Topic ­­­Lead Presenter(s)
11am – 12pm Digital Transformation 2025: Industry Trends and the Future of Transformation Eric Kimberling
12pm – 1pm Digital Transformation in Emerging Markets Adam Cheatham / Clifford Martin
1pm – 2pm Merging Technologies in Digital Transformation (AI, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics etc.) Stuart Robb
2pm – 3pm Why Organizational Change is Key to Digital Transformation Success Theresa Richardson
3pm – 4pm Overview of Process Mining Tools Wayne Holtham
4pm – 5pm Top Supply Chain Management Strategies Braden Gerbig
5pm – 6pm Happy Hour Q&A with Eric Kimberling Third Stage Team

Day 2 – Wednesday, Feb 9th, 2022


Time (US ET) Topic ­­­Lead Presenter(s)
11am – 12pm Executive Summary: Digital Strategy Best Practices Eric Kimberling


12pm – 1pm Scaling for Growth: Small to Medium Businesses, Mid-Market Best Practices Kristy Barber

Amanda Patton

1pm – 2pm Operational Excellence and Business Process Management in Digital Transformation Theresa Richardson
Brian LaCarrubba
2pm – 3pm Digital Transformation and Contracting Marcus Harris
3pm – 4pm Cybersecurity and Data Management in Digital Transformation Khalid Morris
4pm – 5pm Panel Discussion and Q&A: Digital Transformation Lessons Learned Eric and Clients TBD


Day 3 – Thursday, Feb 10th, 2022

Time (US ET) Topic ­­­Lead Presenter(s)
11am – 12pm How to Select the Best Digital Technologies for Your Organization Eric Kimberlin
12pm – 1pm Planning, Managing, and Leading Your Transformation

Adam Cheatham

Mitch Ottoson

1pm – 2pm The Human Side of AI and Robotics Sponsor
2pm – 3pm How to Leverage Data: Cleansing and Management Sponsor
3pm – 4pm Cloud Migration Strategies: “lift & shift” vs. “build-from-scratch” Brad Feakes | EstesGroup
4pm – 5pm Marketing and Branding in Digital Transformation Kyler Cheatham
Eric Kimberling

Keynote Speakers

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.

Adam Cheatham

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!

Why Attend?

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.

The Stratosphere conference will cover these important topics :


Leverage 2022 industry trends


Develop proven strategies for your transformation


Break through transformation roadblocks or resistance


Transform your supply chain to navigate today's environment


Discover top software systems for your industry and business needs


Maximize new technology and opportunity throughout uncertainty


Optimize human capital and change management strategies as keys to success


Leverage emerging technology to optimize your operations


Much more!

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

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