Pegasystems’ Alan Trefler Named Public Company CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – October 11, 2011 – Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) and software for customer centricity, today announced that Founder and CEO Alan Trefler has been named Public Company CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.  The awards were presented at the 14th annual Mass Technology Leadership Awards Gala held recently in Boston.

A committee of Council Trustees, local thought leaders and media were involved with the selection process for the nominees and chose the winners in each category. This year’s event showcased the depth and breadth of the state’s vibrant technology ecosystem, with nominees in a wide array of technologies. The awards gala was attended by over 500 senior executives representing some of the most well-known and innovative organizations from the area.

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“We at the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council congratulate Alan on this wonderful achievement,” said Tom Hopcroft, President and CEO of the Council.  “Pegasystems is a prime example of how local organizations are driving innovations that have a tremendous global impact.  The longevity with which they have been able to do this, as well as their commitment and contributions to the tech community in Massachusetts, personify the spirit of innovation and leadership that has come to define the tech community in the region.”

“I am honored by this recognition from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, as it is one of the foremost organizations for the local tech community,” said Alan Trefler, Founder and CEO of Pegasystems.  “We at Pegasystems are proud of our Cambridge, Massachusetts roots, and this recognition of our commitment to driving innovation.  This is a great place to find the best talent in the world to develop terrific software and that has helped us empower our many clients around the world to fundamentally re-think how they use technology to achieve dramatically improved business outcomes.”


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Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service, and operations. Pega’s applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega’s Global 3000 customers include many of the world’s most sophisticated and successful enterprises. Pega’s applications, available in the cloud or on-premises, are built on its unified Pega 7 platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients’ strategic business needs. Pega’s clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use, and global scale. For more information, please visit us at

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