Meet Ilissa Miller, CEO of iMiller Public Relations, as Mission Critical explores her journey in the telecommunications industry from the late '90s through today. Miller discusses the 1996 Telecommunications Act, shares anecdotes from her early career experiences witnessing pivotal industry meetings, and reflects on the importance of mentorship and conscious leadership.

The interview takes an intriguing turn as she recounts her role in coining a surprising and familiar industry term during a rebranding campaign for EdgeConneX and the evolution of this concept in the data center space. The discussion addresses industry challenges and opportunities, particularly in the context of the growing demand for AI workloads and the need for collaboration with developers to address power and energy consumption. Miller challenges misconceptions about data centers, emphasizing their role as a means to an end in the broader digital infrastructure landscape.