CDQ Good Practice Award

CDQ Good Practice Award

What is the CDQ Good Practice Award?

The CDQ Good Practice Award acknowledges outstanding, innovative projects in the field of data management. The initiative was launched in 2013 by the CC CDQ and the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM). The good practices submitted are evaluated by an international jury of data management experts and by the member organizations of the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality (CC CDQ).


Why should our company join the competition?

If the following statements apply to you and your data management project, you should definitely take part in the competition:

  • You want to significantly increase awareness of data management across your organization.
  • You would appreciate to receive valuable feedback on your project from renowned experts.
  • You would find it great to exchange views and network with peers from the CC CDQ community.

How can we participate?

  1. Download the CDQ Good Practice Award submission form
  2.  Describe your project
  3. Turn in your description by September 3, 2018.

Your good practice description should not exceed 10 pages. You may include additional images or complementary information in an appendix not exceeding 15 pages. In any case, the pdf file you send us may not exceed 25 pages.   

Participation is free of charge.


What are the criteria our good practice description will be evaluated against?

Each good practice description submitted will be evaluated against these three criteria:

  • Data Excellence: The good practice description you submit should provide evidence of the data excellence of your project. Data quality (defined as data’s fitness for a specific purpose) may be a central, but not the only topic your project addresses. Focusing on other aspects – such as data security, data protection, or compliance issues – is also highly welcome.

  • Business Value: Your good practice description should demonstrate that your project has sustainable business value. Also outline how your project contributes to the transformation of your organization into a digital, data-driven enterprise.

  • Innovation: Make sure your good practice description provides a clear picture of how your project marks a substantial change in the way your organization is doing data management. Also outline how your project lays the foundation for further steps of innovation to be expected in your organization.


Can we view  the good practice presentations of previous participants?

Of course! Click on the links for an overview of the good practices from the winners and finalists of the CDQ Good Practice Award from  2016 and 2017


Who will evaluate our good practice description?

All good practice descriptions submitted will be evaluated by an international jury of data management experts. The good practice descriptions of the three finalists will be evaluated by the member organizations of the CC CDQ in addition.


How does the evaluation process work?

Each good practice description submitted will be evaluated by at least three members of the international jury. The three best-rated good practices make it into the final round of the competition. This year’s finalists will be announced on October 25. 

The good practice descriptions of the three finalists will then be evaluated again, this time by all jury members. This part of the evaluation counts 50% of the overall score. In addition, the three finalists will present their good practices at the CC CDQ Workshop on December 6, 2018 in Cologne. The presentations will be evaluated by each CC CDQ member organization attending the workshop (using the same evaluation criteria as the jury). That part of the evaluation also counts 50% of the overall score. If two good practices achieve the same score, the chairwoman of the jury, Prof. Christine Legner, will make a final evaluation and decide which one is to be ranked higher. The good practice achieving the highest score will be declared the winner of the 2018 CDQ Good Practice Award.  


Where and when will the award be presented?

The award will be handed over to the winner at the CDQ Good Practice Award ceremony taking place in the evening of the same day the presentations are held (December 6, 2018 in Cologne). Apart from the winner, the two other finalists will also attend the event.   


Who will be the members of the jury of the 2018 CDQ Good Practice Award competition?

Prof. Dr. Christine Legner  (chair of the jury)

CDQ Good Practice Award chair of the jury

HEC Lausanne - Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne 


Prof. Dr. Andy Koronius

CDQ Good Practice Award Jury

Division Information Technology, University of South Australia

Jodi Maciejewski

CDQ Good Practice Award Jury

American SAP User Group, Chair of Data Governance Special Interest Group

Geert Opdenbosch

CDQ Good Practice Award Jury

European Foundation for Quality Management


Andreas Schierning

CDQ Good Practice Award Jury

Experienced data management professional and former CC CDQ Member


Dr. Sven Wenzel   

CDQ Good Practice Award Jury

Institute for Software and  Systems Engineering


Dr. Philip Woodall

CDQ Good Practice Award Jury

University of Cambridge


Lwanga Yonke

CDQ Good Practice Award Jury

International Association for Information and Data Quality


Data use and protection information

Any organization participating in the CDQ Good Practice Award will be requested to give its consent regarding its name and the title and summary of its good practice being published on the website of the CDQ Good Practice Award, and on other websites it links to (Twitter, Linkedin, etc.). 

Any personal or company data entered in the online application form will be stored and used only for the purpose of organizing the CDQ Good Practice Award. No such data will be forwarded to any third party whatsoever.

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