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Actuate to Host ActuateOne Live! 2012 in New York and San Francisco

October 10, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE: Actuate

Industry Experts Shaku Atre, Stephen Few and Geoff McGhee to Discuss Big Data Analysis and Visualization Augmenting Conference Workshops and Training Sessions for BIRT Developers and Business Users

San Mateo, Calif. – September 24 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined – today announced registration is open for the annual one-day Actuate conferences. Taking place in San Francisco on November 8th and New York City on November 14th, ActuateOne Live! 2012 will feature influential industry speakers – presenting the latest trends and best practices on Big Data and data visualization – along with the annual keynote speech by Actuate CEO Pete Cittadini. During the complimentary conference, attendees will learn best practices and gain insights into the future of Business Intelligence and Business Analytics – while experiencing the related benefits of ActuateOne®.

Through a wide range of business and technical sessions, attendees will learn how to use ActuateOne to deliver powerful analyses and dashboards that lead to new insights and better business decisions. The conference goal is to show how ActuateOne and BIRT can minimize the effort needed to analyze and visualize data from virtually any source – including Big Data – and make the results available on any computer or touch device at any time.

Data visualization and graphics guru Geoff McGhee explains, “In the effort to manage the volume of public and private data available today, interactive visualization of data anomalies and trends becomes even more critical. I’m pleased to present at Actuate’s event in New York my findings and recommendations on how to ease this process.” McGhee is a multimedia and graphics journalist who spent years at The New York Times, ABC News and Le Monde, and is the producer of the acclaimed 2010 documentary “Journalism in the Age of Data.” He now works at the Bill Lane Center for the American West, a research institute at Stanford University.

“I follow Actuate’s progress, and am always pleased to hear how the company continues to make strides when it comes to creating actionable information through the use of their products,” said Atre, Founder and Managing Partner of the Atre Group. “At ActuateOne Live! in both NYC and San Francisco, I look forward to sharing the latest in Big Data, advanced analytics and other trends affecting the field of Business Intelligence.”

Session highlights in both locations include:

  • Shaku Atre’s Workshop: “Big Data? No Problem with Today’s Business Analytics” Industry visionary Ms. Atre will share her insights on Business Analytics, and explain how to ensure that any Big Data infrastructure can manage analysis of conventional, real-time and archived data from any source. This session will define the path to winning with analytics.
  • Big Data, BIRT 360 Dashboards and Scorecards Training: Big Data presents the opportunity to gather new insights. Actuate experts will discuss how to harness and present these insights through compelling visualizations and meaningful KPIs within Dashboards and Scorecards, and Actuate trainers will provide hours of complimentary training, highlighting tips and tricks for creating Scorecards and drag-and-drop Dashboards with Actuate’s built-in Google-style dashboard gadgets.
  • BIRT Essentials: “Tips and Tricks Every Developer Should Know” Developing reports in BIRT is very easy—even when using its more powerful features. This talk will provide a clear understanding of how BIRT processes visualizations and how to get the most out of BIRT designs.
  • Actuate Customer Excellence Awards: “Delivering value with BIRT and ActuateOne”: The 2012 Actuate Excellence Awards will recognize ActuateOne customers whose BIRT implementations demonstrate innovation and outstanding Return on Investment (ROI).

Register today for ActuateOne Live! 2012 in San Francisco or New York City. Interact with colleagues, Actuate management, BIRT experts and the larger BI community. The Twitter hash tag for the conferences is #A1LIVE.

Actuate – The BIRT Company™

Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by over 1.5 million developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of the ActuateOne® platform. Applications built on ActuateOne deliver more business and consumer insights to more people than all BI companies combined — ensuring organizations are ready for the exponential growth of Big Data and the proliferation of touch devices.

The ActuateOne platform empowers developers to rapidly develop custom, BIRT-based business analytics and customer communications applications. ActuateOne applications built with one BIRT design, can access and integrate any data, including unstructured sources. They provide one user experience regardless of skill level and are supported by one platform for any cloud, hybrid, on-premise, web or touch device deployment.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Actuate has over 5,000 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services, technology and the public sector. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more information, visit or engage with the BIRT community at

Copyright © 2012 Actuate Corporation. All rights reserved. Actuate and the Actuate logo are registered trademarks of Actuate Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. All other brands, names or trademarks mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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