Pegasystems Chief Information Officer Jo Hoppe Named Finalist for the 2007 Mass Technology Leadership Council “CIO of the Year”

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – August 17, 2007Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM), today announced that Chief Information Officer Jo Hoppe has been named as a finalist for the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council’s annual Technology Leadership Awards in the “CIO of the Year” category.  The Mass Technology Leadership Council’s Technology Leadership Awards honor Massachusetts companies and individuals who best exemplify leadership and excellence in business and technology. Unlike most technology awards, the Technology Leadership Awards recognize outstanding achievement in both the development and deployment of information technologies that address critical business issues.
As CIO of Pegasystems, the leader in business process management (BPM) software, Ms. Hoppe is responsible for building enterprise class business solutions using her company’s flagship BPM product.  By using BPM as the foundation for internal business process automation in her workplace, Ms. Hoppe is able to improve efficiency at her company, while evaluating Pegasystems’ solutions firsthand.  She has been at Pegasystems for more than four years.
“We feel honored and proud that our own CIO, Jo Hoppe, has been recognized for her innovative nature and remarkable leadership abilities,” said Alan Trefler, chairman and CEO, Pegasystems.  “Jo is consistently impressive in her ability to build our Information infrastructure to best meet the needs, not only of Pegasystems but also of our customers.”
In addition to her business achievements, Ms. Hoppe sits on the Advisory Board for Future Forward, a technological think-tank sponsored by the business editor of the Boston Globe, and she is also a member of the Board of Directors of Teen Voices, a not-for-profit mentoring group/magazine for aspiring female journalists.  She is also VP of the Board of Directors (and President elect – 2008) for
the Boston Chapter of The Society for Information Management, a national professional organization of CIOs.  Before joining Pegasystems, Ms. Hoppe held a dual role at CMGI, Inc. as CIO of all of their wholly-owned companies and as an executive vice president and CTO of uBID, CMGI's $750 million online auction and eCommerce business.  Before that, she held CIO positions at Addison Wesley Longman and Houghton Mifflin Co.
Ms. Hoppe was recognized with the other four finalists in her category at an awards ceremony held on July 17 and attended by the region’s top technology and business professionals.  Winners will be announced at the Mass Technology Leadership Council’s Fall Awards Gala, to be held on October 18 at the Westin Copley Hotel in downtown Boston.


About the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council
The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc. is the only association that addresses the critical leadership issues of innovative software and technology-enabled companies. It is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and promoting the success of companies that develop and deploy technology. The Council conducts educational programs; hosts industry events; facilitates networking; sponsors research; advocates in favor of technology policies that promote innovation, entrepreneurship and competition; and recognizes industry-leading companies and people. For more information please call 617-437-0600 or visit www.masstlc.org.

About Pegasystems

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 www.pega.com.

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