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Renegade Thinkers Unite


Welcome to Renegade Thinkers Unite!

Oct 20, 2017

If your own CEO is skeptical about your marketing strategy, chances are you’ll run into problems internally and externally. To operate more effectively and with the board’s full support, you need to fully understand the data and communicate it honestly. Few professionals understand the importance of the CEO-CMO relationship as well as Alan Trefler—founder, CEO, and chairman of Pegasystems. Listen now for Alan’s take on building a stronger rapport with your superiors, maintaining customer satisfaction, and working as a student of business.

Alan Trefler is a visionary change-agent, innovative philanthropist, and trusted advisor to business leaders around the world.  Alan founded Pegasystems three decades ago to change how the world builds software.  In that time, Alan’s unique vision and relentless focus on client success has positively evolved the way many of the world’s leading enterprises engage with their customers.

Alan’s best-seller, Build for Change, describes a new generation of customers with the unprecedented power to make or break brands and the changes businesses must embrace to succeed in today’s digital world.

Alan is the holder of multiple software patents, and the recipient of industry awards recognizing him as an innovative CEO and successful entrepreneur.  In 2017, Alan was appointed to the World Economic Forum’s IT Steering Committee.

A staunch education advocate, Alan and wife Pam established the Trefler Foundation in 1996 to improve educational outcomes.   The Foundation recently sponsored Union & Fifth, an innovative non-profit that turns clothing donations into money for charities.