Earley Information Science Director of Solution Delivery and Principal Taxonomist, Chantal Schweizer, was named the winner of the 2022 Taxonomy Practitioner of the Year award at Taxonomy Boot Camp - London.
Chantal is noted for leading taxonomy strategy, design, implementation and governance projects to transform some of the largest organizations in the world, enabling billions of dollars in ecommerce ROI. The judges particularly praised her contribution to the field of information management as a knowledge sharer - not just to her peers and clients but to anyone learning the value of taxonomy for themselves and the benefit of their organizations. Despite her busy schedule Chantal is focused on bringing knowledge and best practices of taxonomy to the world and recently embarked on a social media knowledge sharing campaign called the ‘TaxMOMinist’, producing videos that make basic through advanced taxonomy concepts accessible to the uninitiated.
Chairman of the judges and Boot Camp program chair Helen Lippell commented, “Taxonomies are proving to be indispensable business assets used in a vast range of applications supporting websites, intranets, search engines, start-ups, knowledge management, scientific research, digital publishing and much more. The caliber of entries this year was extremely high, and the range of diverse and interesting projects shows a maturing of the taxonomy community that is very heartening. I am pleased that TBCL has recognized such a worthy winner from an impressive shortlist”.