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hosts ‘Making the Right Moves’
~ A unique initiative to strengthen its association with chessand promote
Hyderabad|India|August'2012: Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the
leader in Business Process Management (BPM) and software for customer
centricity, took another stepin strengthening its association with chess
and extending support to promote the sport. Mr. Alan Trefler, Founder &
CEO, Pegasystems, played a simultaneous game of chess against 15 young
chess players including children of various age groups who have FIDE
ratings at the event held at Taj Krishna on 12 August, 2012. The activity
aimed to create awareness and appreciation for the sport and the values
that it can instil in children.
Text Box: Making the Right Moves by Pega - Highlights • Alan Trefler Vs.
15 young chess players : simultaneous chess tournament • Giving away
laptops to chess academy to help chess enthusiast play against computers
and better their game • Young chess enthusiasts from various schools
invited to participate in the game and hear Alan Pegasystems India carried
forward the company’s affinity to chess and has been taking up various
initiatives to give a boost to the sport. As part of this commitment,
Pegasystems also donated laptops to Cyber Chess Academy to enable them to
inspire their young players to take up the sport seriously. The laptops
will help the chess enthusiasts improve their game by playing against
different levels of chess against the computers.
Mr. Trefler, who has played against multiple people simultaneously
numerous times, also shared a talk on his own journey from an amateur
chess player to a founder of a fast-growing successful software company,
how the game inspired his life and played a crucial role in achieving
success in every venture of his. He told the audience to take up this
sport for life and derive learning from the same. “The game teaches us to
be alert, analytical and to take the right decisions, to’ make the right
moves’ both in the game and in life. One learns to be confident and face
all challenges boldly. Once you start giving it your 100% you will notice
the differenceit will bear on your future.”
Chess : the inspiring force at Pegasystems
Founded nearly 30 years ago by Mr. Trefler, a master chess player and
winner of a World Tournament, Pegasystems has chess deep rooted into its
work culture right from the inception of the company. Chess was Mr.
Trefler’s inspiration behind founding Pegasystems as the idea of starting
his own entrepreneurial venture struck during one of the chess tournaments
he was playing where he drew similarities between the sportand solving
Mr. Trefler’s passion towards this game is reflected in his personal as
well as professional lives as chess forms the core of Pega’s work ethos.
Besides enjoying the game, Mr. Trefler also derives learning from it for
his life as well as career and believes it is the game that has defined
the way his life and career have shaped up.
Mr. Suman Reddy, Managing Director, Pegasystems India,spoke about their
commitment towards chess,“Chess has been a part of our founding philosophy
and Pegasystems India wants to take the legacy forward by supporting the
sport and ensuring awareness is created around the benefits that chess
brings to us both in the early age as well as in our professional lives.”
Pegasystems India also supports Sahajasri, a talented chess player from
Hyderabad, in his pursuit of the sport.
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