Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Tom Tang is Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: LNT). He joined the company in October 2020, bringing more than 20 years of experience in technology and software development. Tom’s leadership extends across the IT department, Enterprise Analytics and Technology Strategy. In his role, he leads teams that are leveraging new technologies that continue to play a greater role in how we deliver on our purpose to serve customers and build strong communities.
During his career, Tom has been an innovative and results-oriented leader who has built world-class technology organizations and introduced transformative initiatives to improve the customer experience. This includes external customers, as well as his colleagues who rely on technological solutions to more effectively meet their goals.
Prior to joining Alliant Energy, Tom served as Chief Technology Officer – Customer Experience for Sainsbury’s, one of the largest grocery and retail organizations in the United Kingdom. He also held the role of Chief Information Officer for Argos, a division of Sainsbury’s, leading all technology for general merchandise and clothing. His leadership experience also includes more than two decades in technology, where he introduced agile, data science and machine learning/automation.
Tom has a track record of aligning technology with the needs of the business and customers to provide innovative solutions to the challenges of the day, while thinking beyond to what’s next.
Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California-Davis and an MBA from Purdue University.
2020 – Present Vice President and Chief Information Officer
2019 – 2020 Chief Technology Officer – Digital, Sainsbury’s
2018 – 2019 Chief Information Officer, Argos
2016 – 2018 Director of Software Development, Argos
2015 – 2016 Senior Vice President – Software Development, Tracfone Wireless
2012 – 2015 Division Vice President – Software Development, Sears Holding Corp.
2007 – 2012 Senior Manager – Software Development and Program Management, Amazon
2005 – 2007 Various leadership roles in IT and Corporate Strategy, Ford Motor Company
2001 – 2003 Senior Software Engineer, Array Networks