Do you have what it takes? Just joking! Seriously, we just opened up the website where you can submit your MDM program/case study for inclusion in our annual MDM Excellence Award. This is a great platform for you to share your key learning’s, war stories, and best practices/tips and tricks with your peers, and to get some great visibility for yourself and your organization too.
On the website is a link to a document to fill out that describes your MDM program, according to Gartner’s 7 Building Blocks for MDM. Myself and the other track chairs (John Radcliffe and Ted Friedman) then review the submissions for completeness and uniqueness, and overall fit to the building blocks. We select from all those submitted a small number, normally between 3 and 4, to present at the North American MDM Summit in May. After each user organization has presented, the audience get’s to vote on which was the best! And at the end of the event you join a select band of previous winners and collect a special gift to show-off back at the office!
So “come on down”, submit your story, and get your name in lights! For details of the Excellence Award and to download the submission form (and free research describing the 7 Building Blocks of MDM, go here. And for more information and to register for the 2011 Gartner Master Data Management Summit, May 4-6, go here.