Alan Trefler

Alan founded Pegasystems in 1983 and has built the company into a $600 million provider of strategic applications with more than 3,000 employees in 30 global offices, and growing more than 20 percent annually.

Alan's interest in computers originates from collegiate involvement in tournament chess, where he achieved a Master rating and was co-champion of the 1975 World Open Chess Championship. His passion and support for chess, the game's community and current champions continues to this day.