Nominations for the Taxonomy Practitioner of the Year Award are now closed.
We look forward to announcing the winner at October's Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp

Taxonomy Boot Camp's Taxonomy Practitioner of the Year Award is designed to highlight the very best practitioners working with taxonomies today, and is given to someone who’s gone the extra mile to support their organisation with taxonomies. They may be someone who was tasked with managing their organisation's taxonomy and succeeded, or who has contributed to the wider taxonomy practice, especially if they’ve done that in their own time or on their own initiative. Read more about last year's winner here.

Our judging panel
Special thanks to our judging panel, recognised experts in the fields of taxonomies and information architecture, who have given their time to evaluate the 2023 nominations and select this year's winner.

Chantal Schweizer 
The winner of last year's Taxonomy Practitioner of the Year Award, Chantal Schweizer is the Practice Director of Data Services at Pivotree where she helps a wide variety of clients optimise their product information for successful UX and data management. Chantal has been working in the product data management industry for 18 years, including designing cross platform information architectures, ontologies, testing navigation, and UX, as well as training and socialising data management tools and best practices. 

Adrian de Luca
Adrian is Head of Digital Information Management at Condé Nast. An experienced information architecture and knowledge management professional, his skills include: user experience and user centric design; process & business modelling; metrics development & data analysis; and governance and stakeholder management. Adrian has wide-ranging experience in legal, professional services, public and third sector organisations.

Marc Stephenson
Marc has over twenty years experience in technical and information management roles, encompassing post-graduate research, software engineering, programme management, business analysis, information architecture and usability, and across a number of market sectors including, finance, health, not-for-profit, publishing, new media, and information consultancy. Marc's specialities include SharePoint, Office 365, information interoperability, information architecture and information management, and Blockchain.