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*Voted as #1 Most Helpful Data Video Channel of 2020 by the audience of

**Voted Top 3 Data Podcasts by Data Community Content Creators Awards of 2021

About the Lights on Data Show

Join us on the Lights On Data Show where we cover all kinds of data topics. Data governance, data management, data science, data quality, data strategy, data architecture, data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data security and privacy, master data management, just to name a few of the topics.

This is a LIVE show that is informative, but fun; where the audience is engaged and empowered to learn; where knowledge is shared and networks are expanded.

Each show features at least one guest that is an expert in their field so you can expect a lot of value and practical takeaways from any data topic that is or will be addressed. 

To our future guests

The show is streamed LIVE on LinkedIn and YouTube so you can expect engagement and questions coming in from the audience.
The data topic and content will be something that the audience can learn from, but if you also have a service, a product, a brand that is worth sharing, we will be more than happy to create that exposure. We know it will be mutually beneficial for the audience and yourself and/or the company that you represent.

To our audience

Even though you can always watch the recorded versions of the show, we encourage you to join us LIVE. One of the benefits of doing so is that you can engage with the topic, the guest, and fellow attendees through your comments and questions.

We try to address as many questions from the audience as the time allows us. Remember, it's a show that is meant to provide you with valuable content so don't be shy and ask those questions.

More about the show

Location & Duration

An episode's duration is between 30-60 minutes. Streamed to LinkedIn and YouTube Live (also available as a video recording and podcast)


*Voted as #1 Most Helpful Data Video Channel of 2020 by the audience of

**Voted Top 3 Data Podcasts by Data Community Content Creators Awards of 2021


Streamed to 43k+ data professionals on LinkedIn and 11k+ on YouTube

Previous guests from:

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Place of work

Works at Accenture, Deloitte, Cognizant, IBM, Amazon, Tata, Informatica

Job title

Works as a Data Analyst, Software Developer, IT Consultant, Business Analyst, Data Scientist


Lives in Greater New York Area, London (UK), Toronto, Bangalore, San Francisco Bay Area

The Lights On Data Show community is truly supportive, generous, and welcoming. 

Come and see for yourself!

What Previous Guests Are Saying

John K. Thompson Best Selling Author x2

Great show focused on data...

I had been hoping to be on the Lights on Data Show for a year or more and when George and Diana reached out to me. I was excited to be invited to be a guest. My expectations were exceeded by the experience of being on the show. The questions were aligned with my areas of interest. The audience was engaged and the follow up activity has been robust. I look forward to a return appearance on the show in the near future.

Brent Dykes Chief Data Storyteller/ Founder

Fun chat about data storytelling

I enjoyed chatting with George about data storytelling. It was great to give the topic some more attention, and George asked some good questions. It was a pleasure to be on the show.

David Marco President of EWSolutions

Fantastic show

The entire process was smooth and clean, but most of all was the great audience of decision makers and key industry experts. I recommend the show to anyone.

Dave Kelly CEO of AnalyticsIQ

Fun & Helpful

It was great! Diana and George know their stuff and made it easy for me.

Loris Marini Principal and Founder


George & Diana are doing something truly amazing here and I am grateful that you invited me to be part of the show. I loved every aspect of this experience, everything was thought out well in advance, but we also had the freedom and space to articulate some of the most subtle ideas. In our eternal battle for attention, this type of mental space is increasingly rare. Thank you again for the opportunity to talk about The Data Project, and to learn from each other!

Bob Heath Executive Chief Architect - Comcast

Congratulations on one of the better interactive knowledge places on the 'net'

Working with George and Diana was one of the highlights for me in long time. Both are very professional, and knowledgeable beyond just the subject. The platform they offer to get immediate and current information based on real world experience in an interactive format is one of the best I have personally experience in my professional career. Highly recommend folks follow this show and this couple 🙂

Matthew Rosenquist CISO

Enjoyed being a guest on "Lights on data"

Had a great conversation with George and Diana discussing cybersecurity! I look forward to our next chat!

Joel Solloway President

I encourage everyone to tune in

Speaking with George & Diana was both enjoyable and presented most professionally. The questions asked by both punctuated and profiled the merits of holographic projection technologies and its place now and in the future. I encourage followers of Lights on Data to tune in for their insightful show topics.

Harpreet S Sahota Host of the Artists of Data Science

Lights on Data rocks!

I had an epic time as a guest on the Lights on Data Show! The hosts were friendly, did their research, and made me feel right at home! Thanks again for having me on the show, and I hope you'll have me back on in the future!

Tiankai Feng Data governance leader & musician

Wonderful experience with great hosts

It was a wonderful experience being on the LightsOnData show - love the genuine and organic conversation plus impulses from the live comments to make the conversation lively and unpredictable! Happy to be back anytime!

Marcello La Rocca Senior Software Engineer & Author

Interesting and Fun Discussion

I really enjoyed chatting with Diana and George. The topics were extremely interesting (and we also had great questions from the audience), and yet the atmosphere was at the same time professional, relaxed and fun. That's a great show!

Rupal Sumaria Head of Data Governance, Penguin Random House UK

Great conversationalist

George and Diana are really well organised, provide all the information you need and for me it was great that my first ever podcast was with such an well known professional! I was nervous, but George was easy to talk to, that it felt like just a conversation between the 2 of us!

Merrill Albert Enterprise Data Leader

Great Experience

It was a pleasure speaking with George and Diana! It was a fun and engaging conversation.

Kate Strachnyi Founder - DATAcated

Great time

I had a great experience with these amazing hosts. Thank you very much!

Nigel Schmalkuche Managing Director, Strategic Architects

Fun and informative Experience

George and Diana are very smart, humble hosts that make you feel welcome from start to finish. They were easy to talk to and have enabled me to talk to many like-minded data professionals across the globe. I am very interested in collaborating with them again in the future.

Jean-François Deldon Digital and Data Transformation Leader - Michelin

Great experience!

This is one of the shows that you want to tune into and come back. The hosts are great and making you feel welcome and comfortable.

Everything is very professional and their audience is fantastic. Overall it was a great experience!

Marius Moscovici CEO

Loved being on Lights On Data Show

I really enjoyed being a guest on the Lights On Data Show. George & Diana are fabulous hosts and they made the conversation flow effortlessly while sharing many insightful points along the way. It was wonderful to be associated with with this valuable program that is educating the global community about critical issues around data. Thank you for having me on your show!

Khan Muhammad Saqiful Alam Program Manager, Trust and Safety, South Asian Markets, TikTok

Wonderful Experience

It was really a refreshing and a wonderful experience to be part of this Podcasts. George and Diana are really good hosts, and talking to them and interacting to questions in the podcast helped learn as well. Anyone interested in getting to hear to a good discussion about the field of data must follow this podcast!

Ali Aghatabar Director of Intelicosmos

A great show to discover the essence of data

That was my pleasure as a speaker of "Advanced Analytics with Data Virtualization" on the "LIGHTS ON DATA SHOW". I found the hosts and the framework very friendly and professional which helped me to focus on my materials and connect to the right audiences. The show planned and executed perfectly as expected. "LIGHTS ON DATA SHOW", thanks for the opportunity you gave me.

Lillian Pierson CEO, data-mania


I loved getting the chance to speak with George and Diana!! It was a fun, concise call and helped me meet some incredible new people from within the data community. Definitely a great call!

Lee Feinberg President and Chief Data Officer

Do you like to have fun while talking about data?

George and I quickly developed good rapport which made the conversation flow easily. Based on comments and questions from the audience, they were clearly engaged and learning. Goal achieved!

Michael Galarnyk Developer Relations

Amazing experience! Hope to be on again someday!

It was so much fun being a guest on the Lights on Data Show. Diana and George asked insightful questions and were highly professional! I’m very grateful they had me on to talk about building a data science portfolio. I hope to be a guest again in the future!

Kye Andersson Chief Experience Officer at Canucci

I truly enjoyed the discussion

I truly enjoyed the discussion with Diana and George. It was refreshing to talk to two people who are not afraid to address the big important questions of the future!

Dora Boussias Director, Data Strategy & Enterprise Architecture


Great job George and Diana! Thank you for having me on, I wouldn't think twice about coming back; the process ahead of the live show was smooth, you did research on my background, asked me super relevant questions, also loved the audience's high engagement. Congrats on continuing to put the lights on data and doing it so incredibly well!

Laurent Dresse Data Goverance Evangelist | Head of consulting

Great experience

The webinar experience was amazing with great audience and questions. George and Diana are great hosts and I've been impressed by their professionalism! Keep on the good work!

Tom Redman The Data Doc

Keep it up

The Lights On Data Show is a great experience. Great questions. Knowledgeable hosts. Fast pace. Look forward to coming back.

Alexander FLeiss CEO - Rebellion Research

Phenomenal Experience

I had a phenomenal experience on the show. Really well done and a lot of fun!!

Jean-Sebastien Provost Data Scientist

Such a great time with phenomenal hosts!

I had such a great time; George's questions were insightful and aimed to maximize the information communicated to the audience. I could feel that George genuinely cares about the interviewee and the audience, which makes this show unique. George makes you feel so relaxed before the beginning of the podcast; it is like having a conversation with an old friend around a nice cup of coffee.

Dr. Joe Perez Chief Technology Officer

An incredible experience

My appearing today on the Lights On Data Show was an incredible experience. George and Diana are wonderful hosts who made me feel totally at ease; what a class act! They showed a tremendous breadth of knowledge, kept the pace going, asked some really thought-provoking questions, and made it exciting for their viewers. No wonder people keep coming back for more; George & Diana are absolutely top-notch. The chemistry between them sparkles, their energy is contagious, and their friendliness is a joy to experience. My high recommendation for this quality program should not come as a surprise, because I believe anything George & Diana Firican put their hands on will be worth watching!

Show hosts:

George Firican

  • Founder of
  • Ranked #1 in Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Big Data
  • Award-winning Data Governance and Business Intelligence Practitioner
  • 43k+ data followers on LinkedIn

Diana Firican

  • Founder of the Smoovster Program 
  • Ranked #1 Global Thought Leader in Diversity & Inclusion
  • Author of the Moving Abroad Master Guides
  • Project Manager & Change Management expert

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Watch previous episodes on YouTube:

  • 3rd season

  • 2nd season

  • 1st season

Season 3 Episodes:

  • Fundamentals of Data Engineering
    with Joe Reis, CEO, and Matthew Housley, CTO at Ternary Data
  • How to Create a Data Visualization That Sticks
    with Lee Feinberg is the Chief Data Officer at DecisionViz
  • How to Do Data Governance Better (Part 2)
    with Shinji Kim, Founder and CEO at Select Star
  • Marketing Analytics vs. Product Analytics
    with Jean-Sebastien Provost, Ph.D., Data Scientist at Nobul
  • Drive Company-Wide Metrics Alignment: A Secret Recipe
    with Arnaud de Turckheim, CPO & Co-Founder at Castor
  • How to Engage Your Organization for Data Transformation
    with Nicolas Averseng, Founder and CEO at YOOI
  • What Is BI Governance & Why You Can't Live Without It
    with Marius Moscovici, CEO and Founder at Metric Insights
  • Regular People Are Missing in Too Many Data Programs
    with Tom Redman, President at Data Quality Solutions
  • The Data Warrior
    with Kent Graziano, advisor at Lyftrondata and Snowflake Data Cloud Evangelist
  • How to Best Implement a Data Catalog
    with Rupal Sumaria, the Head of Data Governance at Penguin Random House UK
  • How to Do Data Governance Better (Part 1)
    with Shinji Kim, Founder and CEO at Select Star
  • Effective Data Storytelling
    with Brent Dykes, Chief Data Storyteller at AnalyticsHero
  • What is the Future of Data?
    with John Thompson, 2 x Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Innovator in AI, Data & Advanced Analytics
  • How to Drive Value From Your Data Strategy
    with Nicolas Averseng, Founder and CEO at YOOI
  • A Case Study on Enhancing Data Discovery & Literacy within Fintech
    with Sharad Varshney, CEO at OvalEdge, and Lucia Arando, Data Management Manager at Naranja X
  • Building a Data Science Career Against All Odds
    with Christina Stathopoulos, Analytical Lead at Waze (Google)
  • Running a Data Marathon
    with Pio Marolla, CEO of ThinkLinkers
  • How to Solve the Time Sinks of Data Teams
    with James Beecham, CTO & Co-founder at ALTR
  • How to Create and Grow a Successful Data Strategy
    with Dora Boussias, Director of Enterprise Architecture & Data Strategy
  • Tips for Fixing Dirty Data
    with Susan Walsh, Founder and Managing Director of The Classification Guru Ltd
  • Evolutionary Optimization Algorithms
    with Marcello La Rocca, Senior Software Engineer at Tundra
  • How Privacy Laws Affect Your Analytics Strategy
    with Maciej Zawadziński, CEO of PiwikPRO
  • How to Get Started with AutoML
    with Nathan George, Author and Author & Data Scientist at Tink
  • Why Society Needs A.I.
    with Kye Andersson, Chief Experience Officer & Partner at Canucci + AI Sweden
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