The Information Integrity Coalition (IIC), a not-for-profit organization that promotes awareness and understanding of Information Integrity, announced that nominations are open for the twelfth annual Excellence in Information Integrity (EII) Award, which recognizes organizations that strive to provide accurate, consistent, and reliable information to their customers, suppliers, and partners.
Co-sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Northern Illinois Quality Conference (NIQC) 2007, ASQ Information Integrity Interest Group, Chase Commercial Banking, The Data Management Association (DAMA), DM Review, DrinkerBiddleGardnerCarton, Encore Consulting Services, Inc., Grant Thornton LLP, Health Care Service Corporation, Illinois Information Technology Association, Infogix, Inc., RSM McGladrey, Navigant Consulting, Inc., Oversight Systems, Great Lakes TL 9000 Special Interest Group, and Schladweiler Associates, Inc., the annual Award is open to any organization that has made demonstrable progress towards achieving Information Integrity which is the accuracy, consistency and reliability of the information content, processes and systems. Whether through a single project or an enterprise-wide effort, organizations that have made exceptional progress towards achieving Information Integrity deserve recognition for their efforts.
In 2007, the Award will recognize two categories of organizations: For-Profit and Non-Profit. In each category there will be up to three award levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze. All nominations will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges made up of advocates of Information Integrity. The judges will evaluate nominees for addressing their organization’s Information Integrity needs with demonstrable results and for using best practices on a sustained basis. Independent scores and comments are reviewed collectively by the judges to determine the winners in each category.
In 2006, the winners of the EII Award in the For-Profit category were American Express Company, Swedbank and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Winners in the Non-Profit sector were Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The Department of Imaging Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
“With the increased scrutiny and transparency in today’s business environment, progress toward achieving Information Integrity is a very valuable message to take to shareholders, employees, regulators and additional stakeholders,” said Martin Bariff, Ph.D., secretary and board member of the Information Integrity Coalition, and associate professor, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. “The vision of the Information Integrity Coalition is that Information Integrity will be globally established as a new discipline and industry. The Excellence in Information Integrity Award attests to such progress.”
This year’s winners will be honored at the twelfth annual “Excellence in Information Integrity” award banquet on September 10, 2007, at the Harold Washington Library Center. Nominations will be accepted until July 23, 2007, with the application deadline of July 31, 2007.
About Information Integrity Coalition (IIC)
The Information Integrity Coalition (informationintegrity.org) is a not-for-profit organization, which promotes the awareness and understanding of Information Integrity. The mission of the Information Integrity Coalition is to enable society to use & exchange information with confidence. For more information about the coalition, call 630-505-5525.