CDQ Good Practice Award

CDQ Good Practice Award 2019

  Deadline: 22.09.2021   Register now and participate

The 9th CDQ Good Practice Award – What’s About it

The CDQ Good Practice Award acknowledges world-class and innovative data management initiatives paving the way for digital and data-driven enterprises. The award is an initiative of the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality (CC CDQ) and the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), supported by a global jury of international data experts from practice and academia.

3 reasons why your company should apply in 2021

  •   Significantly increase awareness for data management across your organization and beyond.
  •   Receive valuable feedback on your data initiative from renowned experts.
  •   Exchange views, receive high-quality insights and network with peers from the CC CDQ community.

To become inspired, take a look at last year's winners and our hall of fame.

Your way to become a CDQ Award Winner

  1. Download the CDQ Good Practice Award submission form
  2. Describe your project
  3. Turn in your description by September 22, 2021 by using our contact form

  Submit your good practice now!

CDQ Good Practice Award

The annually given CDQ Good Practice Award will be evaluated regarding three criteria:


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.


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.

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.

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 1, 2021. 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 CDQ Good Practice Award.

Prof. Dr. Christine Legner
(chair of the jury)
HEC Lausanne - Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne

Prof. Dr. Andy Koronius
Division Information Technology, University of South Australia

Ismael Caballero Muñoz-Reja
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Geert Opdenbosch
European Foundation for Quality Management

Markus Spiekermann
Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering

C. Lwanga Yonke
 Information Quality Practitioner

Dr. Matthias Roggendorf
Partner at McKinsey & Company

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 1, 2021). Apart from the winner, the two other finalists will also attend the event.

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