About Alan Trefler
Alan Trefler is Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Pegasystems. His awards include being named The American Business Award's "Software CEO of the Year" for 2009 and "Public Company CEO of the Year" in 2011 by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. 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. Alan holds a degree in economics and computer science from Dartmouth College.