In the conclusion of this week’s episode of “Sustainable Leadership and Disruptive Growth,” join David Radlo as he continues his conversation with the brilliant Thomas Dakich. As a seasoned attorney with a remarkable career spanning over three decades in the telecommunications and data center industries, Tom has closed awe-inspiring transactions worth over $500 million across the globe. In part two, we delve into the far-reaching impact of the CHIPS Act, a landmark legislation enacted by the States Congress and signed into law by President Biden. Tom sheds light on the profound implications of this act, exploring how it is set to revolutionize the telecommunications landscape and create unprecedented opportunities for growth and innovation. Tom also unveils an ambitious project that he has been tirelessly working on—a project that aims to transform the connectivity landscape starting from Chicago and extending eastward into underserved communities and rural areas. High-speed fiber optic cables lie at the heart of this visionary endeavor, serving as the catalyst for bridging the digital divide and empowering communities that have long been overlooked. Tune in as Tom shares the remarkable story of how this visionary project came together. Discover the power of connectivity, the immense potential for change, and the limitless possibilities that lie ahead as we strive to create a world where no community is left behind.
About Tom Dakich: As a practicing attorney for more than 37 years, Tom’s practice has centered on structuring transactions and finance in the data center industry and construction projects. Tom has closed more than $700 million in transactions, including the sale or merger of companies on every continent (except Antarctica), and has been a part of the legal and development teams that develop, own, and operate data centers and construction projects throughout the world. Tom is typically tasked to resolve specific problems, ranging from labor stoppages in Eastern Europe, to raising money for companies, to infrastructure and data center management issues in North America. His past clients include multinational corporations, foreign governments, and small businesses within specific industries. He uses his legal background to develop creative solutions to unique problems. Tom resides in Indianapolis and has worked from offices in London, Sydney, Tampa, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York. He graduated from Wabash College and the Indiana University School of Law.
Hosted By: David Radlo