Lights On Data Show

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

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

*** Named "Best 25 Data Science Podcasts You Must Follow" in 2021, 2022, 2023

**** Named "Top 3 Data Management Podcasts" in 2023

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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 is ~30 minutes long

Streamed to LinkedIn and YouTube Live and other streaming services (also available as a video recording and podcast)

Awards

* Voted as #1 Most Helpful Data Video Channel of 2020 by the audience of DataLiteracy.com
** Voted Top 3 Data Podcasts by Data Community Content Creators Awards of 2021

*** Named "Best 25 Data Science Podcasts You Must Follow" in 2021, 2022, 2023

**** Named "Top 5 Data Management Podcasts" in 2023

Audience

Streamed to 57k+ data professionals on LinkedIn and 500k+ on YouTube

443k+ podcast plays & downloads

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

Location

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

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Amazing experience

It was my first time as a podcast guest. Diana and George made this experience a great one. I had a great time on The Lights On Data Show!

Krzysztof Ograbek - The Brain Investor

Pleasure to be on the Lights On Data Show

George and Diana are expert podcast hosts and they made the process incredibly easy! They are very easy to talk to. They know their audience very well and ask interesting, thought-provoking questions. They do an awesome job at showcasing the talents of their guests. It was a pleasure to be on the show and I'd jump at the chance to return!

Jessica Haberman - Director, Learning Solutions at Anaconda

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!

Marcello La Rocca - Senior Software Engineer & Author

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.

Joel Solloway - President

Keep it up

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

Tom Redman - The Data Doc

Great conversation!

Very relevant topics which lead to a great conversation with knowledgeable hosts and some solid exposure to the data subjects to anyone who is listening!

Thank you for having me on the show!

Michel Tricot - Co-Founder & CEO of Airbyte

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!

Tiankai Feng - Data governance leader & musician

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!

Matthew Rosenquist - CISO

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!

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

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!

Jean-François Deldon - Digital and Data Transformation Leader - Michelin

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.

Nigel Schmalkuche - Managing Director, Strategic Architects

Great experience with great hosts

I had a great experience on the Lights on Data Show. George and Diana are thoughtful professionals that ask great questions and really get to the actionable tasks quickly. I enjoyed speaking with them and look forward to seeing more of their interviews soon!

Vinoo Ganesh - Founder & CEO

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.

David Marco - President of EWSolutions

Phenomenal Experience

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

Alexander FLeiss - CEO - Rebellion Research

Wonderful experience

It's was pleasure to connect on LightsOnData. I found the best part of the show to be the one in which everyone's questions were taken very seriously. I tried my best to give the best answer to all the questions and I appreciated them all. Diana and George are very awesome hosts. I admire this show and what they do with it. Thank you for having on such wonderful show and podcast.

Ashish Patel - Chief Data Scientist at IBM

Above and beyond

George and Diana do immense research on the podcast topic and the speakers. They go above and beyond. This is what made the podcast very special to me. I thoroughly enjoyed participating and joining their conversation. They are polite, have a great sense of humor and have a knack of bringing the best out of their guests. Thank you!

Sanjeev Mohan - Founder / Principal at SanjMo

Amazing hosts and amazing conversation

The show was great. George and Diana are great hosts and ask very insightful questions. I had a great time on the show.

Vishal Singh - Head of Data Products at Starburst

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE

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!

Loris Marini - Principal and Founder

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!

Dr. Joe Perez - Chief Technology Officer

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!

Laurent Dresse - Data Goverance Evangelist | Head of consulting

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!

Lee Feinberg - President and Chief Data Officer

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!

Harpreet S Sahota - Host of the Artists of Data Science

Fun & Helpful

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

Dave Kelly - CEO of AnalyticsIQ

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 🙂

Bob Heath - Executive Chief Architect - Comcast

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!

Kye Andersson - Chief Experience Officer at Canucci

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.

Brent Dykes - Chief Data Storyteller/ Founder

A conversation amongst friends

As the title says, this felt more like a conversation amongst friends rather than a podcast. I enjoyed sharing my story and had great fun with George and Diana. Thanks for having me on your great show.

Dimitri Visnadi - Founder of TheDatafreelancer.com

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.

John K. Thompson - Best Selling Author x2

Amazing Conversation on Data and Data Culture

Thanks for having me on the show. It was wonderful getting to talk with you about a topic near and dear to my heart. That was really fun. I hope we can do it again sometime!

Chris Wagner - Data God

outstanding!

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!

Dora Boussias - Director, Data Strategy & Enterprise Architecture

Great experience!

I had fun talking to George and Diana about the Data Value Framework topic. Both of them asked really insightful questions, and the show's flow was very informal. The audience asked lots of questions that added value to our discussion. I really appreciate the opportunity to be on one of the most engaging shows on Data. Thanks so much, George and Diana for the opportunity.

Sarang S Bapat - Director, Data Governance at Mitsubishi Electric Trane

Great time

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

Kate Strachnyi - Founder - DATAcated

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.

Jean-Sebastien Provost - Data Scientist

Wonderful host and Top-Notch experience

I had an amazing time as a guest speaker on the Lights on Data Show. It was clear how much thought was put into every step of the process: from the extensive research the hosts did in preparation for the topic to the instruction given about what to expect before and after the episode itself, I had a very professional and well-organized experience end-to-end. Would highly recommend the Lights on Data Show to anyone interested in having a conversation with knowledgeable and generous hosts like George and Diana.

Christopher Chin - Public Speaking Coach, the Hidden speaker

Talking about data with fantastic hosts, what more could you ask for. 🙂

Diana and George are fantastic hosts. They are well organized and make it so easy to be a part of their show. The topic of change management is not discussed enough in opinion, so I was very happy to have the opportunity to share my perspective. The audience questions confirmed that this is an area people want to learn more about.

Thank you, Diana and George, for bringing both your experience and insights to the data community, as well as those within the community.

Dan Everett - VP, Product & Solution Marketing at Informatica

Met some GREAT PEOPLE!

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!

Lillian Pierson - CEO, data-mania

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.

Ali Aghatabar - Director of Intelicosmos

Professional, Engaging and Well-Researched

Working with the Lights On Data team was a real pleasure, they really did all the work and I just needed to show up. George is an engaging host and is adapt at keeping the discussion flowing as well as moderating the comments for the audience at the same time.

I personally enjoy watching the past shows because they cover interesting topics in approximately 30 minutes. Highly recommended!

Nicholas Kelly - Principal Consultant

Great Experience

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

Merrill Albert - Enterprise Data Leader

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!

Michael Galarnyk - Developer Relations

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!

Marius Moscovici - CEO

A Great Opportunity

George is a great host and creates a show with a great variety of interesting perspectives.
I loved the possibility to share the knowledge I have acquired through my work experience and I hope I can inspire more people into neuroscience and better data visualizations.

Lucia Stefanuto - Data Storytelling & Visualization Lead

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!

Rupal Sumaria - Head of Data Governance, Penguin Random House UK

Show hosts:

George Firican

  • Founder of LightsOnData.com
  • Ranked #1 in Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Big Data
  • Award-winning Data Governance and Business Intelligence Practitioner
  • LinkedIn Top Voice 

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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