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STAMFORD, Conn., January 10, 2014

Gartner Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Enterprise Information and Master Data Management (MDM) Excellence Awards

Winner to Be Announced at Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Summit in Las Vegas, NV., April 2-4, 2014

STAMFORD, Conn., January 6, 2014 — Gartner, Inc. is accepting nominations for the fifth annual Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management (MDM) Excellence Awards. Nominations will be accepted until January 24, 2014 via the online entry form found here. The winner will be announced at the Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Summit in April and the three finalists will have the opportunity to present their case studies during the summit. This award program highlights world-class Enterprise Information Management (EIM) initiatives and shares successes, challenges and insights within the space.

Entries will be reviewed by the Gartner Analyst Community who l will assess the EIM initiative against Gartner's Seven Building Blocks of MDM. Applicants should use this framework to describe their EIM initiative and highlight why it demonstrates EIM Excellence. Gartner's seven building blocks of MDM framework describe the essential elements that organizations need to address in an EIM program. Striking the right balance between technology and governance, as well as ensuring that the EIM strategy aligns with the business vision and can be measured via a set of metrics, is key to success. The seven building blocks of all EIM include: 

  • Vision

  • Strategy

  • Metrics

  • Governance

  • Organization

  • Information Lifecycle

  • Information Infrastructure

The identification of a Gartner Award winner or finalist is not an endorsement by Gartner of any vendor, product or service.

More information on the Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Excellence Awards and the entry forms are available at https://www.gartner.com/en/conferences/na/data-analytics-us.

Join the discussion on Twitter using #GartnerMDM.

For complete event details and to register, please visit the Gartner EI-MDM Summit website at www.gartner.com/us/mdm.

About the Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Summit

The Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management Summit, formerly the Master Data Management Summit delivers the insights, frameworks and best practices across information management topics to help you take control of your data and dramatically improve business performance. This year’s summit has been significantly expanded to deliver the latest tools, insights and best practices across enterprise information topics, including latest MDM priorities. It’s time to get started powering business advantage with your information strategy, our theme for this year’s landmark conference.

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow.

Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We are a trusted advisor and objective resource for more than 15,000 organizations in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size.

To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit gartner.com.

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