Keynote Speakers and Panelists

The Speakers

Meet some of the prominent speakers of this year's event

Mehdi Aftahi

Chief Technology Officer

Technology Evaluation Centers

Rick Rider

SVP of Product Management


Jeff Olsen

Managing Director | Driving business transformation through collaboration and SAP solutions


Michael Thaw

VP, Advisory Services

Technology Evaluation Centers

Sam Montana

SVP, Solution Engineering and Customer Engagements

Epicor Software

Eyal Katz

VP Business Development

Priority Software

Eric Kimberling

CEO and Founder

Third Stage Consulting Group

Susan Hayer

Senior Consulting Manager 


Deanna Legge

RVP, Customer Success

Oracle NetSuite

Keith Latchaw

President and CEO


Christian Tabasa

Sr. Director Alliances & Subscription Services

Technology Evaluation Centers

Valentin Beranek

Vice President, Digital Transformation and Implementation

Technology Evaluation Centers

Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is a trusted and impartial consulting and analyst firm, assisting organizations in making informed strategic software decisions.                                                                               With more than three decades of industry experience, TEC facilitates organizations' software selection and digital transformation initiatives, reducing the time, risks, and costs associated with software selection and implementation. 

TEC offers a vast research library of software selection tools and resources and a knowledge base encompassing data on thousands of enterprise software solutions.

Epicor customers are the hardworking businesses who make, move and sell the things everyone needs. Our comprehensive on premise and cloud-based ERP solutions provide manufacturers and distributors with robust capabilities for job costing, supply chain, inventory control, pre-production materials planning, manufacturing execution (MES) and shipping to help make profitable, data-driven decisions. Epicor ERPs are designed with decades of manufacturing and distribution industry experience and insight that will help you maximize efficiency, production, and revenue.   

SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a future-ready enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with built-in intelligent technologies, including AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics. It helps transform business processes with intelligent automation, built for the cloud, and runs on SAP HANA – a market-leading in-memory database that offers real-time processing speeds and a dramatically simplified data model.

Infor CloudSuite™ Industrial, a fully integrated, industry-specific solution suite deployed in the cloud. From managing complex value chains and fast-paced product launches to shortening cycle times and easily managing product configurations, you get advanced functionality that’s backed by decades of practical application and relied upon by over 5,500 customers worldwide.   

You also get all the benefits that Infor’s secure cloud environment has to offer, including accelerated deployment, lower total cost of ownership, simplified upgrades, and a platform for sustainable growth.

NetSuite offers all the traditional ERP capabilities and business processes including, order to cash, procure to pay, plan to produce, and record to report. Additionally, NetSuite offers advanced features, including all the multi’s (company, currency, country), WMS, PSA, SCM, HCM, planning/budgeting, and Ecommerce. A NetSuite ERP implementation brings multiple business processes and data together into a single database that serves as a central source of information.  

Priority is a leading provider of highly flexible, scalable, agile, and open cloud-based ERP and other business management solutions for various industries and organizations of all sizes, from global enterprises to small and growing businesses. Priority provides real-time access to business data and insights from any desktop or mobile device, enabling organizations to increase operational efficiency, improve the customer experience, identify new opportunities, and outpace the competition.

Rootstock Software is a global provider of Manufacturing Cloud ERP, empowering hundreds of manufacturers to turbocharge their operations in today’s dynamic, post-pandemic world.                                                                                  Natively built on the Salesforce Platform, Rootstock delivers a futureproof solution to scale your enterprise for rapid growth. With it, manufacturers gain the agility to continually transform their businesses to meet evolving customer needs, navigate emerging challenges, and accelerate success.

Third Stage was founded in 2018 to provide unparalleled experience, thought leadership, and toolsets to help clients reach the Third Stage of their digital transformation. We support clients through their ERP and digital transformation journeys by helping them: Develop a clear enterprise vision Define digital strategies Select software Manage implementation Maneuver organizational change

MSS Business Transformation Advisory (MSSBTA) MSS is a management consulting firm. We guide businesses and public sector organizations to successful digital modernizations that improve organizational performance.

  MSSBTA acts as a strategic consulting partner to align people, processes, and technology with evolving business demands. Our consultants have an average of 15+ years of experience. 

By combining our unique Results-driven Leadership Model, guided by leadership, governance, and accountability, with partner tools, we ensure cohesive collaboration among stakeholders that achieves tangible results.



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- Controller, Paperboard Manufacturer 

About the Enterprise Software Showcase (ESS)

The ESS is a series of events designed to provide organizations with the opportunity to learn about best practices for digital transformation and a no-fail approach to software selection. These events are organized and hosted by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), a technology consulting firm with over 30 years of experience helping organizations with their digital transformation initiatives and software selection projects.


Sage X3, formerly known as Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management, provides an enterprise resource planning solution that’s capable of handling the needs of a wide array of small and midsize businesses, including manufacturers, distributors, and professional services companies. Similar to competing ERP systems, Sage X3 aims to integrate business processes and data from all company departments within the ERP, facilitating a variety of improvements while covering vital business requirements.