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George Firican

Principal at LightsOnData Consulting & Training

Vancouver, Canada

Award winning Data Governance & Business Intelligence leader, practitioner, and public speaker

Available For: Advising, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Speaking Topics: data governance, big data, data quality, dark data, metadata management, data strategy

George Firican Points
Academic 15
Author 294
Influencer 57
Speaker 167
Entrepreneur 200
Total 733

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Individual
Business Unit: Data

Areas of Expertise

Big Data 95.58
Digital Disruption 57.36
Digital Transformation 33.18
Management 30.05
Emerging Technology 30.42
Innovation 40.23
Business Strategy
Customer Experience
Analytics 46.71
Risk Management
Predictive Analytics 30.04
Social 30.26
Govtech
Data Center
Leadership 31.21
Privacy
AI 30.19
Design Thinking
Marketing
Culture
Sustainability
Blockchain 30.34
Change Management 30.36
IoT 30.24
Cybersecurity 30.24
SportsTech 30.80

Industry Experience

Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Other
Professional Services
Travel & Transportation

Publications

1 Analyst Advisory
MARKETING, TECHNOLOGY & PRIVACY: Forecast for 2022
PiwikPro
December 16, 2021
Get the information that will help you chart your marketing strategy and select the optimal technology stack for 2022 and beyond
Align your future plans with existing and upcoming privacy regulations
Learn the predictions for 2022 from over 30 top experts in marketing, technology and privacy
Discover why privacy compliance isn’t just an item to be ticked off a list, but rather a business advantage

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Tags: Big Data, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

33 Article/Blogs
The 3 SIGHTS all organizations should obtain | Deals not to be missed & upcoming FREE events
LinkedIn
January 31, 2022
Data Analytics and Business Analytics have turned into those buzzwords which everyone is using, but with different meanings. Not to mention the never ending questions and debates on:

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data

Guide to Data Governance Roles and Responsibilities
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November 29, 2021
If you’re at the beginning of your data governance journey, one of the very first steps you’ll need to take is to identify who in your…Continue reading on Medium »

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5 main reasons to leverage a data governance maturity model
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November 19, 2021
A data governance maturity model is a sought after tool as it brings quite a few benefits which could be placed in the following 5 buckets:Continue reading on Medium »

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How to do a great data governance assessment?
LightsOnData
November 04, 2021
When starting a data governance program, one needs to do a data governance assessment and understand current status, challenges and priorities. This as-is analysis will help you put together a business case for data governance and understand what you should first tackle.

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What is the difference between business dictionary and business glossary?
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October 11, 2021
Is a business dictionary not the same as a business glossary? They are similar, but not the same. Both of these artifacts have the same purpose, what differs is some of the rules that govern them. Let's uncover what these are. Table of Contents How is a business dictionary different?Governing rulesP

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Digital Disruption

Statistics and Machine Learning in Python
AI Summary
September 08, 2021

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What is the difference between data management and data governance?
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September 07, 2021
The difference between data management and data governance should be easily understood by any professional, especially one working in the data field. Unfortunately, even though there's a lot of information out there about these topics, I feel that they create more confusion that clarification. 

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What is the difference between data classification and data categorization?
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August 03, 2021
Data classification is often used as a synonym with data categorization. Are they the same? Not quite, so let's clarify this confusion as these terms are often used interchangeably when in fact they shouldn't.  Is there a difference between data classification and data categorization in th

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How I would learn data governance (if I had to start over)
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July 27, 2021
As you might know, I'm putting together a lot of content and creating online courses on data governance drawn from my own practical experience as a data governance professional. Knowing what I know now, I want to share with you how I would learn data governance if I had to start over.  Bef

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How will data storytelling transform your business
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July 15, 2021
Modern companies are increasingly turning to data-driven solutions to offer better products and services. According to TechTrend’s review on global data use, we created 2.5 quintillion data bytes daily in 2020; this means there is more data now than ever to extract value from. Moreover, the field

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Data governance implementation through a gardening analogy
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June 15, 2021
Today I'm did a bit of gardening. As I was planning the work in my head, I realized there were quite a few analogies between data governance and gardening. So let's use the gardening analogy to understand how we could establish a good data governance program.1. Understanding the driver In my garden

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Data governance questions you should ask
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June 02, 2021
Table Of Contents Questions you are askedQuestions to ask the interviewer 1. What stage is your data governance program in? 2. What were the main factors for making other programs successful at their company?  3. How do you define your company culture?4. What is your vision for the da

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How to choose and select a data governance sponsor
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May 19, 2021
As most of us already know, the data governance sponsor plays a critical role in the success of a data governance program. Without sponsorship, data governance often fails. But, we have to be a bit picky here and not just go for any sponsor. Here's is one main guiding criteria in selecting a sp

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What is the difference between a Data Analyst and a Data Scientist?
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April 13, 2021
Difference between a data analyst and a data scientistThere’s a bit of a confusion as what the difference is between a data analyst and a data scientist.I went over 100 job descriptions and I must have read over 50 different articles and white papers from reputable sources, including top-notch uni

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Data Governance Interview Questions and Answers (part 2)
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March 22, 2021
In this article we'll go through the type of questions that you might get in a data governance interview that are meant for the interviewer to better gauge your previous data governance experience. Similar to the of the article on the Data governance Interview Questions and Answers - Part 1 the

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Data Governance Interview Questions and Answers (part 1)
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February 13, 2021
Do you need to prepare for a data governance interview? Here are the most 5 asked data governance interview questions that you can expect to be asked. And not only that, but I'll also tell you how you could answer these questions.How did I come up with these questions?First and foremost I've compile

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Keys to Successful Data Governance
TDAN
October 21, 2020

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5 main reasons to leverage a data governance maturity model
LinkedIn
August 19, 2020
Data governance maturity models are a favorite topic and a highly sought after online course here on LightsOnData. Why is that? The short answer is that a data governance maturity model is a sought after tool as it brings quite a few benefits which could be placed in the following 5 buckets:

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Management

Data Privacy, Data Quality, and Data Governance: Experts Weigh In
Red Point Global
January 24, 2020

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What are the business glossary benefits?
LightsOnData
October 23, 2019

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The 4 Main Roles of Metadata
linkedin
September 10, 2019
If you don’t have a metadata management program or initiative in place, there are a lot of reasons why you should consider investing into it. In fact, the following 4 main roles of metadata should provide you with a glimpse into the benefits of managing it:

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6 must-have goals of your Business Intelligence program
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September 04, 2019
To get a successful business intelligence (BI) program started, I believe it should aim to address and abide by the following 6 goals: 1. Information must be easily accessible End users must be able to access information in a timely fashion so that their timely
The post 6 must-have goals of your Bu

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How Business Intelligence and Data Governance Support One Another
Information Governance World
August 26, 2019

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How to use the barrier analysis for improved data quality
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August 14, 2019
Fixing data quality issues is only part of the solution. In order for these not to reoccur, one needs to identify the root cause and prevent from further creating poor data quality. As we know, for every effect there is a cause, and that’s the
The post How to use the barrier analysis for impr

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The Case of Data Democratization
TDAN
August 07, 2019

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The ultimate Terms of Reference template for data governance council
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July 10, 2019
Any working group, steering committee, strategy setting council and so on, will be more successful if it understands its purpose, responsibilities, and overall expectations. Outlining all these expectations will ensure a higher committment and engagement rate from its members. This is also the case

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What is Data Stewardship? Let's Find Out!
linkedin
June 20, 2019
What is data stewardship? Discussing data stewardship with seasoned data governance practitioners can yield different definitions and understandings of what it is. Some use the two terminologies, data governance and data stewardship, interchangeably, which can make it even more confusing. In my own opinion, they are definitely not the same.

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How to Become the MacGyver of Data Governance
LinkedIn Pulse
May 16, 2019

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10 Guiding Principles Every Data Governance Program Should Follow
LinkedIn Pulse
May 02, 2019

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Understanding the different types of a data steward
LinkedIn Pulse
April 18, 2019

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The 10 Vs of big data
TDWI Upside
June 02, 2017

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Adapting Data Governance to Big Data
TDWI UpSide
April 14, 2017
The importance and scope of big data will continue to grow. Data governance must adapt to keep pace.

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Adapting Data Governance to Big Data
TDWI UpSide
February 08, 2017
Big data goes beyond volume, variety, and velocity alone. You need to know these 10 characteristics and properties of big data to prepare for both the challenges and advantages of big data initiatives.

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2 Board Memberships
VP of Online Services
Data Governance Professionals Organization
March 31, 2016

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Director of Programs at One World D5240
Rotary International
June 01, 2014

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2 Citations
Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information
Academic Press
June 04, 2021
Cited on the definition of Big Data and description of its Vs

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Data Voice to your Rescue in your Data Science Journey
Medium
April 05, 2021

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6 Coursewares
PRACTICAL DATA GOVERNANCE: IMPLEMENTATION COURSE
LightsOnData
July 12, 2021
Learn how to implement a data governance program from scratch or improve the one you have.

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Data Governance Maturity Models Online Course
LightsOnData
June 28, 2021
Learn all there is to know about data governance maturity models in order to establish or improve your data governance program.

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Data Visualization for Data Storytelling Online Course
LightsOnData
January 11, 2021
Data storytelling and data visualization are becoming absolute must-learn skills. As all organizations become increasingly data-driven, the ability to work with data and drive information out of it isn’t a bonus, it is essential.

Learn how to tell compelling data stories, accompanied by effective data visualizations, that will engage your audience.

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Learn to Create an Award-Winning Business Glossary
LightsOnData
May 04, 2020
Learn step-by-step how to implement an easy to use and efficient Business Glossary that users will adopt and management will praise.

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Data Profiling
iDataQuality Academy
September 02, 2019

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The cost of poor data quality
iDataQuality Academy
September 02, 2019

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4 Founders
Lights On Data Merch
LightsOnData
September 01, 2020
Fun data merchandise for us data geeks

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Lights On Data Show
Spotify/ Anchor/ Lights On Data
August 28, 2020
Each episode puts the lights on various data topics with renowned industry experts. We cover the following topics in a fun and informative interview format: big data, data science, data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data visualization, data storytelling, data governance, data management, data quality, data strategy, digital disruption, digital transformation, and much more.

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LightsOnData Academy
LightsOnData
April 01, 2020

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Principal - LightsOnData Training & Consulting
LoD
March 01, 2019

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10 Industry Awards
Best Data Management Blogs
Feedspot
October 30, 2021
LightsOnData.com has been selected by the panelist from Feedspot as one of the Top 15 Data Management Blogs on the web in 2021.

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President’s Staff Award for Leadership
The University of British Columbia
August 30, 2021
A passionate advocate for the importance of data, George Firican championed the shift towards a data-driven culture for fundraising and alumni engagement. His foundational work is creating a world-class data governance program with specialties in business intelligence, data analytics, data quality management and data stewardship. His innovations in this area are recognized at UBC and within the data governance industry at large.

George brings people together and identifies opportunities that lay within our data. For example, his Business Glossary initiative fosters common understanding across teams at DAE, reduces work at cross-purposes, and enables the university to better serve and engage donors and alumni. This award-winning initiative was adopted by others in higher education and fundraising and spotlights UBC as an industry leader. George built upon this foundation to develop opportunities such as Segmentation Models and Geo-Markets Dashboards, which allow fundraisers and alumni engagement officers to explore location-based information and create effective strategies in key markets. His work has resulted in numerous industry awards; including Gold and Platinum awards from the Council for Advancement in Support of Education.

A calm and empathetic leader, George fosters an open and respectful environment that inspires diversity in opinion. He encourages his team to leverage their lived experiences to consider new ways to understand, analyze and present constituent communities, allowing for deeper engagement with the community but also a more diverse mindset within DAE.

Outside of work, George founded the Lights On Data YouTube and LinkedIn channels where he provides a forum for sharing knowledge, best practices and experience among industry leaders and peers.

George’s vision, determination, partnership and creativity are an asset to DAE and UBC as well as peer institutions across Canada and the community at large.

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Top 3 Data Podcasts
Data Community Content Creators Awards
June 22, 2021

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Gold for Key Geo-Markets Dashboards
honor issuerCouncil for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
February 01, 2021
Received the Gold award for a visual self-serve tool that is fed various constituent/customer data as well as geo-location information of more than half a million records that are updated nightly if any changes are detected.
The tool enables the alumni engagement and fundraising teams to confirm their regional strategies and plan a better targeted constituency engagement within our 21 key geographic zones and their sub-regions.

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Top 20 Data Management sites in 2019
Feedspot
November 06, 2019
LightsOnData.com has been selected by the panelist from Feedspot as one of the Top 20 Data Management Blogs on the web in 2019.

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Best Advancement Services Initiative - alumniUBC Segmentation Model
The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE)
June 10, 2019
Received Gold for the innovation and work done by my Data Analytics team in collaboration with alumniUBC on the alumniUBC Segmentation Model.
The goals were to better understand our alumni interests and needs. This had to be bigger than just anonymous survey results. We wanted to be able to point to an alumnus’ record know that this set of differentiators suggests this person is most likely to participate in a certain activity. This led to better email open rates, lower unsubscribe rates and just overall better awareness of UBC's alumni programs and services.

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Quality & Productivity Bronze Award for Business Glossary
Canadian Association of University Business Officers
June 01, 2018
Received the Bronze award for the Business Glossary and "How to DAE" (an internal Google-like engine for information) implementations and their achievements.

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Circle of Excellence Award - Platinum & Gold for Business Glossary
CASE International
August 01, 2017
Received the Platinum and Gold award for the Best Practices in Advancement Services for the Business Glossary and "How to DAE" (an internal Google-like engine for information) implementations and their achievements.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Innovation

Best Practice in Advancement Services - Tracing Program
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
February 02, 2015
Received the Bronze award for the Best Practices in Advancement Services for the Tracing Program, its best practices, implementation and its achievements from June 2013 to October 2014.

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Best Practices in Advancement Services - Data Governance & Quality Program
CASE
June 02, 2014
Received the Bronze award for the Best Practices in Advancement Services for the Data Quality Program, its vision and concept, evolution, strategy, best practices, and its achievements from June 2012 to October 2013.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

11 Influencer Awards
IoT Thought Leader of the Year Nominee
2021 Industry Insights IoT Awards
December 16, 2021

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70 Podcasts from Thinkers360 Thought Leaders You Should Listen To in 2022
Thinkers360
November 08, 2021

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Received Gold for the Most Helpful Data Video Channel (‘Lights On Data’ with George Firican)
Data Literacy
November 04, 2021
Most Helpful Data Video Channel
GOLD: ‘Lights On Data’ with George Firican – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIssfqi_KLgyZ_YhtETI7Aw

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Data Influencers to Follow on LinkedIn
Medium
June 09, 2021
A Curated List of Influencers to Help in Your Data Journey

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Trending in #Data in LinkedIn for 7 months in a row
LinkedIn
February 03, 2020

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Top 20 Data Management Sites in 2020
FeedSpot
February 03, 2020

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Top 50 Thought Leaders
Thinkers 360
October 31, 2019

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Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Digital Disruption
Thinkers 360
October 28, 2019

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Trending in DataGovernance for 3 months in a row in 2019
LinkedIn
October 01, 2019

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World's Top 60% Marketing, Social Media & Tech Influencer
Kred
September 02, 2019

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Global Influence in 547 cities & 47 countries
TweepsMap
August 01, 2019
Tweepsmap analyzed my Twitter followers by location and demographics. Global Influence in 547 Cities & 47 Countries

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1 IP Asset
Forget Me Not: Digital Post-it notes
Exago BI Podcast
November 07, 2008
Never forget again. Type in your notes, reminders, or ideas on the virtual Forget-Me-Not paper. Open multiple Forget-Me-Nots, fill them in, change their color and stick them anywhere on your desktop. Your notes will be saved automatically.

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3 Journal Publications
Top 5 data quality myths
IQ International
December 30, 2019
Article on the five data quality myths and challenging cultural influences faced when leading IQ improvement

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How Business Intelligence and Data Governance Support One Another
IG World
August 23, 2019

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Best practices for powerful dashboards
TDWI Business Intelligence Journal
May 22, 2017

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6 Keynotes
Trends and Outlook: The big topic of big data
BrightTalk: Big Data and Analytics 2021
December 15, 2020

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The 10 Vs of Big Data
DataCon Middle East
December 08, 2020

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The 3 Pillars of a Successful Data Governance Program
IRMAC
September 16, 2020
Many organizations agree that data governance is needed, but it can be a daunting program to undertake all at once. What steps do you need to take to ensure adoption and a sustainable program? What should your initial focus be? What foundational blocks should you put in place to build a data governance program and start managing your data as an asset? This keynote will provide potential solutions to all these questions.

Key takeaways:

Best practices for setting up a strong Data Governance foundation
The most important 3 steps to take to create a sustainable data governance program
Lessons learned from successful and failed implementations

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Dark data: the hidden potential
Qlik Scotland
September 11, 2020
You’ve heard of big data, small data even, but what is this concept of dark data? This session will clarify this concept and and the reasons why organisations have dark data, while also exploring its risks as well as potential and benefits that it could bring to a business and even an entire industry.

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Data Governance Best Practices
CDO Forum
June 08, 2020

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Big Data in Alumni Engagement
Data Driven Advancement
February 22, 2019

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9 Media Interviews
Founder of LightsOnData.com and LightsOnData YouTube Channel
DataManagementU
May 10, 2021

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Business of Data | Data Conversations Over Coffee with George Firican
Corinium Global Intelligence
October 14, 2020
George talks to me about dark data, what can be done to take advantage of the value that lies within this "forgotten" data, and the risks and liabilities of dark data.

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It's Ok To Fail, Not All Ideas Take Off The First Time
EatMy News
October 13, 2020
For the most part, it's the people. The people such as your audience, your clients. You need to understand them and their needs that you're trying to meet. It's also the people that you're partnering and collaborating and working with because you can't do everything on your own.

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Master Data Maestros Interview: George Firican
Nube Technologies Master Data Maestros
March 29, 2020
Interview and discussion the master data management landscape, current challenges, and MDM implementation best practices.

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Importance of Establishing a Business Glossary
ThinkLinkers
February 12, 2020

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Co-existing with Artificial Intelligence
ThinkLinkers
February 12, 2020
George Firican shares his opinion about the 4th Industrial Revolution and how humans should co-exist with Artificial Intelligence

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Data Myths
ThinkLinkers
January 15, 2020

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Business Blast Interview with Tyler Wagner
Business Blast
July 15, 2019

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Using BI to Audit Data Quality: a Data Talks Interview
Data Talks
May 14, 2019

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5 Panels
Future of Analytics
Data Management Summit 2021
March 17, 2021
Analytics has changed, companies do not use it looking at the past, but looking at the future. The culture of analysis has definitely killed the reporting. Decision-making needs today’s data and tomorrow’s. ETL, ELT, ET(L), Data Virtualization and above all Data Lake and the Cloud have changed the architecture of companies. Roundtable Facilitator: George Firican

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Securing Buy in for your Big Data Initiatives in a Data Driven Culture
Big Data Analytics Summit West Coast
September 30, 2020

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The case for the cloud
Cloud Data Summit North America
May 27, 2020

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Data Governance and Driving the Business Through Data
SINC Northwest IT Security Leaders Forum
October 07, 2019

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Faculty Panel on Gift Processing & Donor Records Workshop
CASE
October 26, 2018

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49 Podcasts
Natural Language Processing for Documents
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November 26, 2021
How about a quick intro into Natural Language Processing (NLP) for documents? Join this episode with our guest, Nina Hristozova, Data Scientist (AI & NLP) at Thomson Reuters. We'll learn more about NLPs and their applications, challenges, and potential future, but also their current usage in doc

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Crimes Against Data
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November 12, 2021
Have you ever been impacted by bad data quality? Did you ever:

Get the incorrect sum credited from your account?
Not receive the package you were waiting for?
Get your name misspelled?

Well, it's probably because a crime was committed against that data. Join us on this Lights On Data show epis

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Data Leadership
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November 05, 2021
How do we choose to apply our limited energy and resources toward creating data capabilities to influence our business? With data leadership.
Anthony Algmin, is founder and CEO of Algmin Data Leadership. He's joining us on this episode to discuss about 

Data leadership
Why it is needed
Its

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The Future of Quantum Computing
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October 29, 2021
Superposition, entanglement, and interference. Join us on this episode as we're learning more about quantum computing and what the future holds for us.
This episode's guest is Sahar Ben Rached. She is a Research Master's candidate in Nanotechnology at the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis. She is current

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Datavengers: A Live Conversation
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October 22, 2021
For the first time since we've started our show, we've met in person to record this episode with the following data influencers: Kate Strachnyi (Founder of Datacated), Ben Taylor (Chief AI Evangelist at DataRobot), Scott Taylor (The Data Whisperer), Christina Stathopoulos (Analytical Lead at Waze),

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How to Create a Data Culture
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October 08, 2021
A lot of companies are struggling with creating a data culture. A culture that would be characterized by data-driven decision making. A culture where data is truly treated as an asset and where data quality is everyone's reasonability.
So as a company, how can you setup a data culture? A data cultur

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How to Build a Data Science Portfolio
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October 01, 2021
Are you starting out in data science? Do you want to build your data science portfolio? Then don't miss this Lights On Data Show episode with our guest, Michael Galarnyk - Developer Relations at Anyscale. We will address:

Why building a portfolio is important
How can one address their lack of wor

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How a Data Catalog Can Reconcile IT & Business
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September 24, 2021
How can the implementation of your data catalog reconcile IT and Business? Join us on this next Lights On Data Show, along with Laurent Dresse - Head of Consulting at DataGalaxy, and learn more about:

The challenges that a disconnect between IT & Business bring
How these issues can be address

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Data Management Definitions
AI Summary
September 08, 2021

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How You Can Tokenize Your Work
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August 27, 2021
Have you ever thought of tokenizing your skills, digital and physical assets? What is tokenization anyways? 
Tooba Durraze, Lead of Growth Strategies and Digital Membership at the World Economic Forum, will address the:
- Tokenization of economy
- How you can tokenize your work
- NFTs, tokeniza

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Augmented Intelligence
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August 20, 2021
Join our today's guest, Ben Taylor - Chief AI Evangelist at DataRobot, as we'll talk about augmented intelligence and how AI and humans can work together. Plus interesting projects that include AI and lasers :).

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All Things Holographic
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August 13, 2021
Our guest, Joel Solloway - Partner at EventWorks4D will tackle the topic of holograms. What are they, what are their benefits, and of course, their applications. Step into the future and join us on this very captivating episode.

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Putting the Lights on Data
Ternary Data
August 05, 2021

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The 4 Levels of Analytics & Data Literacy
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August 05, 2021
What are the four levels of analytics? What about data literacy? How do these tie in with the data culture and business strategy?
Join this episode of the Lights On Data Show with our guest, Jordan Morrow - the Godfather of Data Literacy, and learn about all of this. Jordan is the Head of Data, Desi

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Seek, Solicit, & Speak Data: How to Align Your Data Strategies
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July 23, 2021
Learn how to seek, solicit, & speak data (and 2 hidden Ss). Plus, how should you align your data strategies accordingly? 
We are joined by Kimberly Herrington, Data Journalist & Creator of #BuffaloBusinessIntelligence.

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How a Business Glossary Can Help with Data Literacy
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July 16, 2021
Data literacy is the ability to read, understand, create, and communicate data as information. I think in today's world any organization needs to invest in their employees to gain this ability. But how should that be done?

Join us and Sharad Varshney, OvalEdge CEO, to learn how a Business Glossary

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Intelligent data
Perficient
July 12, 2021
In this episode, George discusses how he appeals to a 'non-technical' audience and how he shifted from being a data quality instructor to a leader in the data governance space.

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How Data Drives Decision Making
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June 25, 2021
Do you want to hear great stories on how data drives decision making? Then join this episode of the Lights On Data Show with international keynote speaker, Dr. Joe Perez.


Our guest has more than 35 years of experience to the stage as an IT/higher ed professional.
He has served as a Business

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The Artist of Data Science
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June 18, 2021
Data scientist, statistician, podcaster, and an ARTIST of data science. Join us for this live Q&A episode with a thought leader in the data science space, Harpreet Sahota.
If you've joined any of his open office hours for data science you will understand why he's such a valued mentor of over 2,5

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How to Overcome Data Storytelling Challenges
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June 11, 2021
Nate Nichols, Chief Scientist, and Cassidy Shield, VP of NarrativeScience will address:
- how to overcome data storytelling challenges
- the impediments of bringing data to people
- how to create a narrative to drive action

Tune in to learn from these two experts.

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The Human Side of Data
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June 03, 2021
The human side of data is a crucial side that is sometimes overlooked. How can we better work with each other and with data? What should we know about the process of listening actively to what people say and don’t say, how body language factors in the velocity of a data team, how non-verbal commun

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Data Leadership Lessons Podcast
Algmin Data Leadership
June 02, 2021
This week we have a great interview with George Firican. We talk about a bunch of different data governance and data management topics, and I may have coined a new term, “data justified.”

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The Missing Link In Your Data Program
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May 21, 2021
What's the missing link in your data program?
Tom Redman, the Data Doc, returns to our show to share the results of a long-time research program that should fundamentally change how companies manage data and put it to work.

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Tackling Data Strategy
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May 14, 2021
Do you want to understand how to create and implement a value driven data strategy? Then join us on this episode with Samir Sharma, CEO & Founder of datazuum.

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How to Grow in Data Literacy Together
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May 07, 2021
Data literacy is the ability to read, understand, create, and communicate data as information. In this show we will be joined by the founder & CEO of DataLiteracy.com, Ben Jones, as we'll address this topic and see how we can all grow in data literacy.

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Data Storytelling with a Datacated LinkedIn Top Voice
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April 30, 2021
Let's talk about data storytelling, its importance and best practices with world renowned Kate Strachnyi.

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From Satellites to Pathogens: Using Advanced Analytics on Imaging
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April 23, 2021
Do you want to learn more about advanced analytics applications on imaging? Then you shouldn't miss this episode of Lights On Data Show.

The applications and benefits are plenty. It can cover anything from satellite to pathogens, such as:
- urban planning
- disease detection
- commercial assessment

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Data Science Q&A with Data Scientists
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April 15, 2021
We are joined by these amazing Data Scientists: Danny Ma, Joe Reis, Koo Ping Shung, and David Langer as we'll talk about all things data science.

David Langer: Founder of Dave on Data and TDWI data analytics instructor
Koo Ping Shung: AI & Analytics Instructor, LinkedIn Top Voices 2020, Co-Foun

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How to Build a Data Science Career (with Thom Ives, Ph.D.)
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April 10, 2021
We're joined by Thom Ives, Ph.D., data scientist extraordinaire, with an extensive experience in engineering, data science, machine learning and AI and much more. We'll talk about his journey, the many uses and value of Python, and of course plenty of recommendations for anyone looking to build thei

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Let's Uncover Some Cybersecurity Insights
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April 03, 2021
How safe are we in the digital world as an individual and as a company? Together with Matthew Rosenquist, renowned cybersercurity expert and the Chief Information Security Officer at Eclipz, we'll uncover various cybersecurity insights.

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Best Practices for Improving Data Quality
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March 27, 2021
Tackling bad data quality is one of the major hurdles that a company is facing. So how do you change that?
Join us and Sharad Varshney, OvalEdge CEO, to learn what are some of the best practices for improving data quality.

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Blending Cognitive Psychology with Data Science
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March 20, 2021
Join us and the Founder & CEO of AnalyticsIQ, Dave Kelly to understand why blending cognitive psychology with data science allows one to predict things about 200M+ individuals. Plus much more!

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Live from the Data Den with George Firican
Live from the Data Den
March 15, 2021

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Data Science Masterminds
Co-Learning Lounge
February 27, 2021

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How to Build a Business Case For Data Governance That Will WOW Business Executives
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February 25, 2021
Join us and Sharad, OvalEdge CEO, to learn how to build a business case for data governance that will wow business executives.

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How to Find a Data Analytics Career with Meaning
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February 19, 2021
Learning from Andrew Drinkwater's story and how to find a data analytics career with meaning. Should you consider a data analytics career in higher education?

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How to Become a Data Organization
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February 12, 2021
Join us and Dr. Mark van Rijmenam to learn how an organization can become a data organization.

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Learning About Sports Analytics
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January 29, 2021
We'll uncover the world of sports analytics with the Ken Jee, the Head of Data Science at Scouts Consulting Group. We'll learn about how to get into this space, what data sets to start working with, but also takeaways from Ken's vast experiencing of analyzing data in the world of sports.

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Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
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January 22, 2021
Alexander Fleiss, the CEO of Rebellion Research will help us uncover some great examples of practical applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

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Mastering (data) storytelling
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January 15, 2021
Why do we enjoy stories? What forms the basis of a story? Why and how should we pick up storytelling skills?
We are joined by a Leadership Story Coach, Denise Withers that we will discuss about mastering storytelling.

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How to Implement a Successful Data Analytics Strategy
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January 08, 2021
Let's learn from Chief Data Scientist, T. Scott Clendaniel how to create and implement a successful data analytics strategy. Yay!

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Data Science Happy Hours
Artists of Data Science
December 20, 2020

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Governing Your Data - A Key Pillar In Your Data Strategy
Hub & Spoken
December 03, 2020
In this episode Jason talks to George Firican, a data governance practitioner and founder of lightsondata.com about the importance of data governance. They discuss it as a discipline that ensures data can be managed as an asset and transformed into meaningful information. A great discussion that helps unpick what is meant by data governance, why bother, how it is similar to the approach we take to managing money (Finance) and people (HR) in organisations and the approach, tools and artefacts required to make data governance successful.

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How to Stand Out From the Crowd as a Data Scientist
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November 19, 2020
Learn from Steve Nouri how to stand out from the crowd as a data scientist.
Steve Nouri is an AI expert, part of the Forbes Tech Council, and has more than 370k followers on LinkedIn in the data space.

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How to Design Data & A.I. Governance that Delivers Value
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November 06, 2020
Let's find out how to design data & A.I. governance that delivers value, from our guest Mario Cantin: CEO & Chief Data Strategist of Prodago.

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A Chief Data Scientist's advice on AI
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October 30, 2020
A Chief Data Scientist's advice on AI: a live session with T. Scott Clendaniel, top voice in data science & AI.

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The Cost of Data Quality
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September 23, 2020
Tom Redman, the Data Doc, shares with us the staggering cost of data quality, why and how it's affecting us a individuals, employees, and citizens, and shares with us his "Friday Afternoon Measurement".

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A Conversation w/ George Firican of LightsOnData
IG Leadership
February 13, 2020
George Firican discusses the importance of data governance, some common DG myths, and how to treat data as an asset.

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USING BI TO AUDIT DATA QUALITY
Exago BI Podcast
May 14, 2019
George Firican explains why BI can be a surprisingly effective tool in data quality auditing — particularly for organizations looking to save money by investing in multipurpose software.

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25 Speaking Engagements
The 3 metadata tools for data scientists
DATAcated
October 05, 2021

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Data scientist vs. data analyst
Data Geeks Saturday 2021
August 07, 2021
What is the difference between a data scientist and a data analyst? They sometimes overlap, but they are not the same. Let's clarify this once and for all.

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Putting the Lights on Dark Data
DataWorkout: Beyond the Hype
June 17, 2021

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Three artifacts to manage your metadata and reference data
Publications Office of the European Union
March 16, 2021
An overview of 3 important tools any organization should be using to manage their metadata and reference data. In this session you will learn what a business glossary, a data dictionary and a data catalogue are, the benefits they bring, and what the relationship between all 3 is.

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Breaking the rules of data visualization
DATAcated Conference
February 11, 2021

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How to Establish a Successful Data Governance Program with Limited Resources
Dataversity DGIQ
December 07, 2020
Many organizations agree that data governance is needed, but it can be a daunting program to undertake all at once. What steps do you need to take to ensure adoption and a sustainable program? What should your initial focus be? What foundational blocks should you put in place to build a data governance program and start managing your data as an asset? This session will provide potential solutions to all these questions. 

Key takeaways:
• Best practices for setting up a strong Data Governance foundation
• The most important 3 steps to take to create a sustainable data governance program
• Lessons learned from successful and failed implementations 

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3 foundational blocks of data management
Chief Data & Analytics Officer Africa 2020
November 10, 2020

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The importance of data quality
Brainstation: Improving Data Quality Through ETL Automation
October 13, 2020

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3 Must-Have Artifacts for the Data Driven Organization
Data Governance for the Public Sector
October 02, 2020

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Understanding the Evolution of Big Data to Increase Productivity
Big Data Analytics Summit West Coast
September 30, 2020

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A Practical Introduction to Data Governance Maturity Models
Master Data Marathon
September 30, 2020

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3 Must-Have Artifacts for the Data Driven Organization
Big Data London
September 24, 2020

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Dark data: friend or foe?
IQPC
August 04, 2020
We've heard of big data, small data even, but what is this concept of dark data? This session will clarify this concept and this data's attributes, while also exploring its risks as well as potential and benefits that it could bring to a business and even an entire industry.

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Why You Need a Business Glossary and How to Implement One Successfully
Virtual Thinklab
May 07, 2020

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Business Glossaries, data dictionaries, and data catalogs
DAMA Vancouver
February 28, 2020
Come learn about the business glossary, data dictionary, and data catalog, the benefits they bring, and what the relationships are between all three.

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The Ultimate Guide to Building an Award-Winning Business Glossary
Dataversity
December 09, 2019
It’s estimated that the average information worker spends 9.5 hours per week searching for information, and 42 percent of middle management accidentally uses wrong information once a week. Business glossaries are an effective solution for improving communication and productivity, ensuring a common understanding of business terms and increasing information and data trust. So, what do you need to do to create an efficient business glossary or improve the one you have? George Firican has created award-winning business glossaries and wants to provide you with the knowledge to do the same. In this session you will learn:

The real difference between business glossaries, data dictionaries, and catalogs
Building the business case for a business glossary
Best practices for creating unambiguous and consistent definitions
The must-have and nice-to-have attributes
Managing the life cycle of a term
How to manage, maintain, and fund it
Productivity hacks and other useful tips

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Data is the new oil: The Importance of Data Governance & Data Quality
DAMA Vancouver
November 15, 2019

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Big Data in Fundraising
CASE VIII
February 13, 2019

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DIY Data Governance
TDWI Vancouver
March 02, 2018

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Data Quality: Paths to Success
Data Driven Advancement
February 10, 2017

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How to Start a Big Data Analytics Project
Leveraging Big Data & Analytics
October 20, 2016

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Starting and evolving a Data Quality Program at University of BC
Data Governance & Information Quality Conference
June 25, 2014
It is a fact that poor quality data is costing large amounts of money to institutions all over the world. Within the fundraising and alumni relations domain this might equate into potentially lost prospects, donors, donations, alumni engagements, and resources needlessly spent on redundant procedures, etc. The University of British Columbia’s (UBC) "Start an Evolution" campaign aims to raise $1.5 billion dollars for students, research and community engagement and to double the number of alumni involved annually in the life of the university by 2015. As such, a Data Quality Program is crucial in supporting this goal. This presentation will show how UBC’s Development and Alumni Portfolio started and evolved a Data Quality Program, its success stories and lessons learned.

You will learn:
Critical steps in developing a Data Quality Program
Adopting a methodology for success
Gaining support and fostering cultural change towards the importance of information quality
Showcasing data quality improvements

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Social Media Metrics
CASE VIII
February 14, 2014

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Contact Data Accuracy: From Bad to Great
Data Driven Advancement
February 14, 2014

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3 Data Governance Steps to Always Follow
TDWI Vancouver
September 06, 2013

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1 Training
The Ultimate Guide to Building an Award-Winning Business Glossary
Data Governance & Information Quality
December 06, 2021
It’s estimated that the average information worker spends 9.5 hours per week searching for information, and 42 percent of middle management accidentally uses wrong information once a week. Business glossaries are an effective solution for improving communication and productivity, ensuring a common understanding of business terms and increasing information and data trust. So, what do you need to do to create an efficient business glossary or improve the one you have? George Firican has created award-winning business glossaries and wants to provide you with the knowledge to do the same. In this session you will learn:

The real difference between business glossaries, data dictionaries, and catalogs
Building the business case for a business glossary
Best practices for creating unambiguous and consistent definitions
The must-have and nice-to-have attributes
Managing the life cycle of a term
How to build, improve, manage, and fund it
Productivity hacks and other useful tips

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26 Videos
Santa's Data Office (Christmas Holiday Office Decoration Contest)
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December 17, 2021

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The Time it Takes to Identify Cyber Security Breaches
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December 15, 2021

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Rating Data Swag
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December 10, 2021

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The Difference between CSO vs CISO
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December 06, 2021

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Data in the Research of Sexuality
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December 03, 2021

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How to Map the Digital Customer Journey
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December 01, 2021

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How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity
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November 18, 2021

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A Day in the Life of a CISO
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November 09, 2021

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What is Data Leadership
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November 03, 2021

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Data Leadership
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October 29, 2021

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The Future of Quantum Computing
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October 28, 2021

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Why Seek a Career in Cybersecurity?
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October 26, 2021

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Datavengers: A Talk About Data, Online Communities and More
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October 21, 2021

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How to Create a Data Culture
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October 09, 2021

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Effective Dashboarding with atoti
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October 07, 2021

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How to Build a Data Science Portfolio
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October 02, 2021

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What is the Difference Between a Business Dictionary and a Business Glossary?
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September 28, 2021

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How a Data Catalog Can Reconcile IT & Business
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September 23, 2021

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What is a Business Glossary?
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September 21, 2021

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How to Treat Data as a Product
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September 17, 2021

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Why is Data Profiling Important for Data Scientists? A how-to using atoti
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September 16, 2021

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How to Measure Your Data Governance Maturity
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September 10, 2021

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What is Scrollytelling? #datastorytelling
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September 01, 2021

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The pros and cons of the 4th Industrial Revolution
YouTube
October 22, 2019

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Data Quality Myth
YouTube
October 02, 2019
A lot of people think that data quality is all about cleansing the data. This is a myth!

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What is reference data?
YouTube
September 19, 2019

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5 Webinars
The Pillars of a Successful Data Governance Program Implementation
DAMA Winnipeg
September 14, 2021

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Data Driven Organization 101: 3 Must-Have Artifacts
Data Management & Intelligence
May 13, 2020
Join us for an eye-opening session on the 3 of the most important tools any organization should be using if they want to be data driven. In this session you will learn what a business glossary, a data dictionary, and a data catalog are, the benefits they bring, and what the relationship between all 3 is.

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The Foundational Attributes of the Business Glossary
Dataedo
January 23, 2020
If you're looking into getting a Business Glossary started or improving the one you already have, you might be wondering what are the best practices for what you should capture about your business terms. Join this webinar to find out what attributes you need to capture in order to lay a strong foundation for your business glossary and increase the benefits brought by this tool and artifact.

Join the webinar hosted by George Firican, award winning Data Governance & Business Intelligence leader and public speaker, and Piotr Kononow, founder and CEO at Dataedo.

Who is this webinar for:

BI, Data warehousing and Analytics practitioners
Data & Business Analysts
Data Governance professionals

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The Business Glossary, Data Dictionary, Data Catalog trifecta
Dataedo
November 13, 2019
Here's an overview of 3 important tools any organization should be using. In this webinar you will learn what a business glossary, a data dictionary, and a data catalog are, the benefits they bring, and what the relationship between all 3 is.

Who is this webinar for:

BI, Data warehousing and Analytics practitioners
Data & Business Analysts
Data Governance professionals

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Business glossaries - The What, the Why, and the How
Dataedo
October 11, 2019

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2 Webinars
How to tell a great story using data
Trek Magazine
July 08, 2020
Storytelling has earned its place as the most important tradition humans possess. How can we become great storytellers when those stories rely on data? What are those best practices on data visualization that we should follow and what are the pitfalls we should avoid?

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Uncovering Data Governance Maturity Models
DAMA UK
June 18, 2020

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1 Whitepaper
Best Practices for Powerful Dashboards
LoD
March 28, 2018
In any domain in any organization, great dashboards are valuable not only because they can sum up important information and offer a single view of data, but also because they are simple to use and offer a quick, unambiguous way to draw meaningful conclusions from data.
Developing and designing such powerful dashboards does not come easily. Organizing data so it can be easily consumed and quickly understood by operational staff or decision makers requires a thorough understanding of the data and the business needs as well as skills, knowledge, and experience. The design, format, annotations, filters, arrangement, visualization type, and the underlying data all help make the difference between just another dashboard and a powerful dashboard.

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3 Workshops
How to Kick-Start a Data Governance Program
Council for Advancement and Support of Education International Workshops
October 09, 2018

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How to improve contact data quality
Council for Advancement and Support of Education International Workshops
October 08, 2018

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Best Practices on Data Governance
Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education Workshop
September 17, 2018

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