The MTLC evolved from a series of luncheon and dinner meetings of a group of software CEOs from both the mainframe and personal computer worlds as a way of getting to know each other. At the time, there was no such organization. There was a general agreement that an association might be a good thing but to focus on the issues and problems facing software CEOs on a daily basis. Its Founding Chairman was John Cullinane, its first President was Eric Vogt, and Joyce Plotkin was hired to run the organization. With its focus, the MTLC would become extremely influential in the software industry, both in Massachusetts and around the world. In addition, the MTLC was heavily involved in community issues, including math and science education and numerous other activities. It has now grown to include both developers of software and users.