New Member Profile: Pegasystems

May 24, 2018 | no comments

TechBirmingham is proud to announce our new member company, Pegasystems. Today we are here with Wanda Andrieni, Senior Account Executive of Pegasystems.   Check out what Wanda has to say about her company and Birmingham’s growing tech scene.

We are so glad to have you here today Wanda.  Where are you from originally? 

Atlanta, GA.  I actually commute to Birmingham.

How long has the company been around? 

We’ve been around for 35 years.

So tell us more about Pegasystems. What’s an average day look like for you and what kind of work are you doing? 

I work with customers to discover opportunities to deliver process efficiencies and better customer engagement, so they can achieve breakthrough business results. Pega’s mission is to change the way the world builds software. We love software. It’s the lifeblood of business. It can transform customers into loyal fans. It can turn employees into productivity ninjas. It can make you a master of change and a disruptor of markets. But today’s enterprise can’t run on software designed for yesterday’s small or mid-size business – you need software built for scale and complexity, and that’s what we do.



What do you think is the biggest challenge in your industry?


The biggest business problem we see today are point solutions that were deployed years ago and still being deployed, that result in gaps between systems and processes.


What is the most exciting trend you see in the Birmingham Tech Scene?

The collaboration of tech leaders, as well as engagement from the next generation of leaders, is really exciting to me. A continuing trend is the formation and development of collaborative partnerships and alliances between established companies, educational institutions, and early stage start-ups to accelerate innovation.


How do you see the Birmingham Tech Scene evolving? 

Birmingham ranks as one of the most important business centers in the Southeast and as one of the largest banking centers in the United States. Like most metropolitan cities in the country, significant investments are being made in technology, such as artificial intelligence and digital transformation in all industry sectors.


What exciting news or product/service announcements does your company have on the horizon?


Pega is making an exciting product announcement at our annual user conference PegaWorld 2018 in Las Vegas June 3-6; this is just a short time away, and it is unequivocally shaping up to be our biggest event yet. With Digital Transformation being at the forefront of this year’s program, you’ll spend four days listening, learning, and networking with over 5,000 business and tech leaders from the world’s most powerful brands. We’ll also be making the most exciting product announcement in Pega’s history and it’s going to be big.

What kind of impact do you want to make with your involvement in TechBirmingham? 

I want to offer new ideas and a fresh approach to solving business problems that deliver results rapidly, cost-effectively, and that supports the need to change quickly. As a result, we can help Birmingham based enterprises achieve phenomenal business results, and gain a competitive edge. We can also help local tech talent develop new insights and skills.


What advice would you give to a person starting out in your industry or in the workforce? 


Look for and maintain opportunities to network and learn from peers, mentors, and leaders. Groups like TechBirmingham allow you to expand your horizons beyond your current field. I have found that the many people I have encountered along my career journey have provided valuable insights.


Where can we find your company online?, @pega on Twitter, and Pegasystems on LinkedIn.


And where can we find you online? 


LinkedIn  at

Twitter @wandaandrieni


Anything else about you or your company you want us to share?

Pegasystems is the leader in software for customer engagement and operational excellence. If you’ve driven a car, used a credit card, called a company for service, opened an account, flown on a plane, submitted a claim, or performed countless other everyday tasks, chances are you’ve interacted with Pega. For the past 30 years, our technology – CRM, digital process automation, robotics, AI, and more – has empowered the world’s leading companies to achieve breakthrough results. Industry analysts Gartner and Forrester say Pega ranks •#1 in Digital Process Automation, Dynamic Case Management, BPM Platform, •#1 in CRM frameworks and Omni-channel Service for enterprise organizations #1 in Real Time Interaction Management Leading analyst say Pega applications are deployed 6.5 times faster than traditional methods and changes are delivered 8 x faster.

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