Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTU), The people behind BIRT® and the leading open source Business Intelligence (BI) vendor, today announced that registration is open for Actuate Customer Days. With the resounding success of last year’s series of free, one day events, Actuate is once again hosting a series of similar customer days in 5 cities. Attendees can choose from a wide range of business and technical sessions, product demonstrations, and customer case studies and will learn about the latest BIRT and performance management innovations from Actuate. The customer days will be held in New York, October 27, San Francisco, November 3, Paris, November 9, London, November 10 and Frankfurt, November 11.

Attendees will receive an update from Pete Cittadini, Actuate’s President and CEO, get a peek under the hood of Actuate’s product road map, and gain in-depth knowledge of ActuateOne. There will be many examples of BIRT applications, demos and tips. Actuate will honor the winners of the annual Actuate Excellence Awards, which recognize customer innovation using BIRT, Performance Scorecards and spreadsheets. And last but not least, the customer days will give attendees an opportunity to network with their peers, Actuate executives, BIRT experts and the BIRT community at large.

“Those who attend an Actuate Customer Day will be part of a collaborative environment where they can interact with peers and Actuate experts as well as learn and share tips, tricks and techniques to empower users with interactivity,” said Nobby Akiha, senior vice president marketing, Actuate. “The Conference will focus on ActuateOne and present attendees with technical and business tips, product feature overviews specific to Actuate release 11, best practices, real-world success stories and of course invaluable networking opportunities.”

Among the sessions offered at the customer days include:

ActuateOne: Product Update and Roadmap

ActuateOne takes Information Applications and Business Intelligence to a new level with over 70 significant new capabilities and hundreds of other enhancements. In this fast paced and demo-oriented session, Actuate will showcase how you can meet a wider range of your user needs with Actuate release 11 –including the new BIRT 360 dashboards and BIRT Data Analyzer capabilities. The session also examines new deployment options, including support for cloud based deployments and Elastic Clustering and wraps up with a discussion on the Product Roadmap.