The Global Data Management Community


Submitted by admin on Fri, 2015-08-28 11:22

If you would like to recognize a data/information management professional or an organization (profit or non-profit) who has made a significant, demonstrable contribution to the information resource management industry, nominations are now open. Starting this year, either an individual or a DAMA Chapter can submit a nomination. Previously only chapters were eligible to submit nominations.

Nominated individuals and organizations will be judged by a panel of Data Management Experts and the winners presented with their awards at the Enterprise Data World (EDW) conference in San Diego, held April 17-22, 2016.

Past winners include John Zachman, Karen Lopez, Anne Marie Smith, Robert Seiner, Peter Aiken, Dr. Gordon Everest, David Marco, Steve Hoberman and many others. A complete list can be found on here.

Accomplishments considered in selecting award winners

Data Management Professionals who are leaders in the data management discipline and have made significant, demonstrable contributions to the Data Management field.

Organizations who have demonstrated leadership in one or more of the areas referenced in the DAMA DMBOK including, but not limited to, Data Governance; Metadata Management; Enterprise Data Architecture; Information Quality Management; Data Modeling; Reference and Master Data Management; Business Intelligence or any of the other Enterprise Data Lifecycle disciplines.

Nominees from academia will be considered for outstanding research, or theoretical or applied contributions in the areas encompassed by Data or Information Management.

The deadline for all award nomination submissions is December 4, 2015.

Thank you,

DAMA-I Awards Committee

Chair, Peter Aiken, Past-President
Anne Marie Smith, VP of Prof. Development
Cathy Nolan, VP of Conference Services
Joy Medved, Ethics Officer

*Required Fields


2016 DAMA-I Official Nomination Form
Name of Nominee (Individual or Organization)
Please give the name of the nominee exactly as you want it to appear in the print on the awards certificate or plaque and DAMA-I website.
Nominee Contact Information
Nominee Sponsor Information
Nominee Background
Respond to all questions below.

*Nominee Qualifications Essay

This is the most important part of the application!

Please describe the nominee or organization in detail Judges will evaluate this essay using the following criteria:

  1. Depth and breadth of nominee’s data management experience,
  2. Specific contributions by the nominee to the data management field.
  3. Nominee’s cohesion with DAMA’s mission and goals, and
  4. Other relevant information.
Essays should be organized to address these criteria in this order (see below for a template). Judges will examine these criteria in the context of a data management discipline, so the submission must explain how the nominee and their distinguishing features relate to the discipline and to the data management profession. Judges will focus on these areas, and will judge the nominees both within the discipline and across the field of data management.
Essays are limited to 1,000 words; longer essays will be disqualified from consideration. Judges for the DAMA-I Achievement Awards consist of chapter officers from the DAMA-I chapters, past DAMA award winners and selected members of the DAMA-I Board of Directors.

Essay template

Nominee’s or organization’s accomplishments in data management

Nominee’s Specific Contributions to Data Management and the DM Community in the discipline(s) selected.

Other Relevant Information Concerning Nominee or Organization.