ATLANTA — In collaboration with the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), Troutman Pepper has launched The TAG Infrastructure Talks Podcast bringing together business leaders, innovators, technologists, regulators and other industry experts to explore key issues and opportunities in the infrastructure industry including transportation, water, power, data centers, and fiber and wireless connectivity.

Hosted by Alan Poole, a Troutman Pepper partner specializing in complex fiber and wireless infrastructure, this monthly series of conversations will cover topics from the recent historic federal infrastructure funding to smart cities and other groundbreaking technologies that depend on the infrastructure industry and make Georgia a technology and industry hotspot.

“The Technology Association of Georgia is delighted to join Alan, industry leaders, and innovators in delivering informed, insightful commentary with thought leadership at the cross section of technology and infrastructure,” said Sarah Ellis, owner & founder of AEC Works, a specialty custom construction company, and chair of TAG Infrastructure.

Poole noted that, “Our primary goal with this podcast collaboration with TAG is to increase education and awareness of infrastructure in the region. That includes discussions about the formation of public-private partnerships and how they foster investment to help build communities and how a recent data center project fulfilled its commitment to digital equity and inclusion.”

Larry Williams, CEO and President of TAG, is “proud of the leadership the Infrastructure Society has shown in assembling this partnership between Troutman Pepper and TAG and sees this podcast as a phenomenal avenue for thought leadership.”

Listen to the first episode of The TAG Infrastructure Talks Podcast with Ellis and Poole online here.

Future guests include Malaika Rivers, partner at Lexicon Strategies, Terry Comer, founder and CEO of ImpactData, and Brandon Peccoralo, vice president of Sales and Account Management at DataBank.

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About Troutman Pepper
Troutman Pepper is a national law firm with more than 1,200 attorneys strategically located in 23 U.S. cities. The firm’s litigation, transactional, and regulatory practices advise a diverse client base, from start-ups to multinational enterprises. The firm provides sophisticated legal solutions to clients’ most pressing business challenges, with depth across industry sectors, including energy, financial services, health sciences, insurance, and private equity, among others. Learn more at

About the Technology Association of Georgia
TAG’s mission is to Connect, Promote, Influence and Educate Georgia’s technology ecosystem to advance the innovation economy.  Through those four foundational strategies TAG serves the technology community, helping to support, grow and ignite tech leaders, companies and the overall Georgia economy.

TAG serves more than 30,000 members statewide through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG hosts more than 150 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 26 professional societies.

TAG provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies, and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.

Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit