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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 35k+ data professionals on LinkedIn and 6k+ on YouTube

The usual audience member:

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


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


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

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 & Helpful

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

Dave Kelly - CEO of AnalyticsIQ

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

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

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 - None

Great Experience

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

Merrill Albert - Enterprise Data Leader

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phenomenal Experience

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

Alexander FLeiss - CEO - Rebellion Research

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


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

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 time

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

Kate Strachnyi - Founder - DATAcated

Show hosts:

George Firican

  • Founder of
  • Ranked among Top 5 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Big Data
  • Award-winning Data Governance and Business Intelligence Practitioner
  • 35k+ data followers on LinkedIn

Diana Firican

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

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The Artist of Data Science

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The Human Side of Data

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Leveraging Modern Data Pipelines

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The Missing Link In Your Data Program

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Tackling Data Strategy

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How to Grow in Data Literacy Together

with Ben Jones, Founder & CEO of DataLiteracy

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Uncovering Cybersecurity Insights

with Matthew Rosenquist, Chief Information Security Officer of Eclipz

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A Practical Example of a Successful Data Catalog

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Non-Invasive Data Governance

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How to Design Data & A.I. Governance That Delivers Value

with Mario Cantin, CEO and Chief Data Strategist of Prodago

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with T. Scott Clendaniel, Chief Data Scientist and AI Leader

How To Get Clients For Your Data Freelancing Services

with Lillian Pierson, Data Science Trainer of 1 Million

How to Build a Personal Brand

with Kate Strachnyi, Founder of Story by Data

Stories on Data Prioritization

with Bob Heath, Executive Chief Architect

Text Analytics

with Jean-François Deldon, Digital and Data Transformation Leader at Michelin

The Cost of Data Quality

with Tom Redman, the Data Doc

Data Classification & Data Gone Wrong

with Susan Walsh, the Data Classification Guru

Creating a Data Strategy

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Master Data and Master Data Management

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