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In today’s highly competitive world, businesses need more than just information; they need ‘actionable information

The timely data visualisation session, Designing & Implementing Effective Dashboards, on June 20th in London, will showcase the latest best practice in the development of dynamic tools that give business users ready access to actionable information

LONDON, UK – May 30th , 2012 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced that internationally-renowned business intelligence expert Shaku Atre, president of Atre Group, will be the lead speaker at its forthcoming seminar, Designing & Implementing Effective Dashboards.

The topical event, given the current hype around gaining insight from big data, takes place on June 20th at the Novotel Tower Bridge hotel in London. It will tackle a number of pressing issues facing those tasked with delivering more timely and relevant information to business users. Attendees will learn about strategies and processes to take raw data and build a fully functional dashboard. A hands-on session meanwhile will explore in depth the steps involved in designing, implementing, using, maintaining, revising and enhancing dashboards.

Commenting on Ms Atre’s participation at the event, Nobby Akiha, SVP of Marketing at Actuate, said, “It is a great privilege that we have such a prestigious speaker to lead the seminar. Shaku is an acknowledged authority on business intelligence, data warehousing, data mining, customer relationship management (CRM) and database technology and has written numerous highly regarded books on the subject, not to mention hundreds of published articles. Her insight into the real issues faces by organisations today, and the practical solutions that are genuinely helping, will be of great value to attendees.

“In today’s highly competitive world, businesses need more than just information; they need ‘actionable information’. This month’s seminar will showcase how companies can achieve that, by creating strategic, analytic and operational dashboards to measure performance and make proactive changes.”

Mark Gamble, Director of Technical Marketing for Actuate, will also speak at the event. At Actuate he leads a team of engineers who build and maintain reference BIRT applications. Based on his own thorough knowledge of Actuate product capabilities and business applications, Mr Gamble will emphasise both technical and business benefits in his session.

Event details

Date: 20th June 2012
Time: 9.00am - 4:30pm
Location: Novotel Tower Bridge, 10 Pepys Street, London EC3N 2NR
Entry: Free

Who should attend
IT personnel seeking a better understanding of:
• How to build a working dashboard to provide actionable information to the right users, at the right time, for the right cost starting with the “raw” data ;
• How to identify dashboard opportunities in an organisation and determine the strategies and key metrics to measure;
• The dos and don’ts of designing and implementing dashboards.

To register for the event, click here, or contact the Actuate team on +44 (0) 207 246 4700.
Or by email to .

Actuate – The people behind BIRT
Actuate founded and co-leads the Eclipse BIRT open source project. ActuateOne™ is a unified suite of products for rapidly developing and deploying BIRT-based custom Business Intelligence applications and information applications. Applications built with ActuateOne provide one user experience regardless of task or skill level; are supported by one server for any deployment including cloud and are built with one BIRT design that can access and integrate any data source - including high volume print streams. ActuateOne adds rich data visualisations, including interactivity, dashboards, analytics, and deployment options to web and mobile BIRT applications, helping organisations drive revenue through higher customer satisfaction and improved operational performance.

Actuate has over 5,000 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector. Founded in 1993, Actuate is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more information, visit the company's web site at or visit the BIRT community at

PR Contact
Carina Birt, Sarum PR
PR for Actuate UK
+44 1722 411150

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