Matt Tani has 34 years experience developing information systems, including 25 years in the Information Technology department of Arizona Public Service Co., where he was involved with SCADA, EMS, GIS, Outage Management and Work Management systems. Tani says he had three careers: mechanical engineer, real-time programmer and project manager. He began a fourth semi-career as an editor for T&D World in 2001. Tani earned the BS degree in mathematics from Colorado State University and the MS degree in applied mathematics from the University of Illinois.