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Ep. 2 – Going the extra mile with Michael Tobin – Great Business Minds

The definitive podcast for the business of digital infrastructure.

Updated June 12, 2021 / Original June 08, 2021

The definitive podcast for the business of digital infrastructure.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

3 Mins

June 08, 2021 | 1:12 PM BST

From selling old pianos for £10 in the south of London as a teenager to being one of the world’s leading digital infrastructure investors and visionaries, our guest this week is one of the key builders of our digital world. He is a serial investor, a hugely successful entrepreneur, an author, a philanthropist and above all, a maverick.

Michael Tobin has been involved with some of the biggest names in the digital space including Telecity, Equinix, Fujitsu. Today, he also works with several other big brands including EdgeConneX, Audioboom, and Sungard.

In 2014, he was awarded an OBE for his ‘Services to the Digital Economy’ by HRH Prince Charles. Michael Tobin is also known for his charity work and some incredible campaigns to raise awareness and money for important causes.

Speaking to GBM, Michael shares his personal story as well as advice on how to take on life when it gets challenging. He tells us of how he generates new ideas and how entrepreneurs can make the best of their situation, no matter their circumstances in life.

He shares his views on the data centre market as well as what work he is doing having recently become the face of one of the latest industry investment movements, SPACs – or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies.

Here at the GBM podcast, we hope you enjoy this episode and do leave us a review and share it with your contacts. We invite you back again for next week’s episode with another big name in the internet space.

If you want to get more from the definitive podcast for the business of digital infrastructure, make sure you subscribe to Great Business Minds.

See you next week!

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