DAMA Corner – May 2013

DAMA International is excited to announce the winners of the 2013 DAMA Individual Achievement Awards facilitated by the Awards Committee of DAMA International and awarded at the 2013 Enterprise Data World conference in San Diego, CA, on April 30th, 2013. The 2013 awards represent the Silver Anniversary of the program and there was a recognition celebration of the contributions of the data and information management community marking this milestone.Each of these awards recognizes a data management professional making significant, demonstrable, contributions to the information resource management field consistent with DAMA International’s vision. This program which is designed to promote awareness of the contribution individuals have made to the four specific areas of data management:

Phillip LaPlante, Ph.D. – Recipient of the Academic Achievement Award for contributions to the field of Data Warehousing and Software Engineering. This award is given to a member from academia for outstanding research, or theoretical or applied contributions in the areas encompassed by IRM/DRM.

Daniel Moody, Ph.D. – Recipient of the DAMA Community Award for contributions to DAMA Australia and DAMA International over many years. This award is given to a member of the DAMA community going beyond the call of normal volunteer service to enhance the IRM/DRM discipline by providing exceptional benefits to the DAMA community.

Daniel Paolini – Recipient of the Government Achievement Award for contributions to advancing data and information management and architecture in state government. This award is given to a member of the leadership populace within any governmental agency, department or other governmental entity for instituting the inclusion and adherence to DRM/IRM principles within government.

Michael F. Jennings – Recipient of the Professional Achievement Award for significant contributions to the fields of enterprise information management and data governance. This award is given to a leader in the data management discipline who has made significant, demonstrable contributions to the IRM/DRM field.

The awards are international, given the worldwide reach of data and information management, and the international focus of DAMA and its chapters.

The DAMA Individual Achievement Awards program has a key goal of raising the awareness of data management’s leaders in each category, recognizing their valuable contributions to the profession. As part of the program award winners will be highlighted in articles published in leading data management journals, appropriate newspapers and on the DAMA International website, ensuring that the work of DAMA International and its chapters will receive increased visibility.

Some previous winners of the awards include William Inmon, Christopher Date, David Marco and John Zachman in the Professional category; Richard Wang, John Talburt and Peter Aiken in the Academic category; and individual achievement winners such as Barbara von Halle, Ronald Ross and Clive Finkelstein.

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