LIVE ONLINE EDITION

April 20-22, 2021

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.

Tuesday, April 20 – Opening Keynote Sessions, Open to the General Public

Time (US ET) Topic ­­­Lead Presenter(s)
11am – 12pm Digital Transformation 2025: Industry Trends and the Future of Transformation Eric Kimberling

 

12pm – 1pm Lessons from Digital Transformation Failures Marcus Harris
1pm – 2pm Frontier Technologies in Digital Transformation (AI, Machine Learning, etc.) Stuart Robb
2pm – 3pm Managing People and Change During Transformation Sarah Stanley-Smith
Scott Sutton
3pm – 4pm Building the Foundation for a World Class Enterprise Technology Operation Dave Beldyk
4pm – 5pm Executive Summary of Digital Transformation Best Practices Eric Kimberling
Adam Cheatham

 

Wednesday, April 21 – General Workshops, Paid Registrants Only “$1200, $333”

Time (US ET) Topic ­­­Lead Presenter(s)
11am – 12pm Defining Your Digital Strategy for the 2020s

Eric Kimberling

 

12pm – 1pm Planning, Managing, and Leading Your Transformation Stuart Robb
1pm – 2pm Incorporating Operational Excellence and Business Process Management into Your Digital Transformation Adam Cheatham (moderator)
Brian LaCarrubba
Dave Beldyk

2pm – 3pm Building a Change Management Strategy and Program Nate Stroeher
Scott Sutton
3pm – 4pm Defending Cyber Warfare in the 2020s: Data and Cybersecurity in Digital Transformation Marcus Harris
4pm – 5pm Panel Discussion and Q&A: Digital Transformation Lessons Learned Moderator and Clients TBD

Thursday, April 22 – Breakout Sessions, Paid Registrants Only “$1200, $333”

Time (US ET) Topic ­­­Lead Presenter(s)
11am – 12pm Panel Discussion and Q&A: Digital Transformation Lessons Learned Eric Kimberling (moderator)
TBD
Realistic Project Governance and Planning for Your Digital Transformation Tony Ford
12pm – 1pm How to Select the Best Digital Technologies for Your Organization Brian Potts
Optimizing and Getting Your Digital Transformation on Track Stuart Robb
Dave Beldyk
1pm – 2pm Overview of Leading ERP, HCM, and CRM Systems Brian Potts
Kristy Barber
Best Practices and Legal Advice for M&A Integration Marcus Harris
2pm – 3pm Scaling for Growth: Digital Transformation Lessons for Small and Mid-Size Businesses Steve Foster (moderator)
Kristy Barber
Adam Cheatham
Managing Global and Large-Scale Transformations Adam Cheatham
3pm – 4pm Creating a Digital Supply Chain for the Future Dominic Lyne
Dave Beldyk
Transforming Your HR Function in a Digital World Nate Stroeher
4pm – 5pm Digital Transformation for Private Equity and Merger and Acquisitions Stuart Robb
Wayne Holtham
How to Become a Better Digital Transformation Consultant and Advisor Eric Kimberling
Adam Cheatham
Kameron Carpenter

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.

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.

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 :

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Leverage 2021 industry trends

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Develop strategies for your transformation

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Break through transformation roadblocks

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Transform your supply chain to navigate today's environment

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Negotiate (or renegotiate) with vendors

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Maximize new technology and opportunity throughout uncertainty

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Optimize human capital and change management strategies as keys to success

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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 :

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

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

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

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

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