Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTU), The people behind BIRT ® and the leading open source Business Intelligence vendor, today announced the highlights of its upcoming Actuate Customer Days. This year’s Actuate Customer Days, an annual series of free, one-day events, are to be held in New York on October 27; San Francisco on November 3; Paris on November 9; London on November 10 and Frankfurt on November 11. Actuate customers will share Actuate, BIRT and BIRT Performance Scorecard deployment best practices and success stories. Notable presenters include speakers from Johnson Controls, City of Chicago, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Talend, Taleo and many other leaders in a variety of sectors including government, industry, technology and services sector.

Highlights include:

City of Chicago: How the City is using BIRT Performance Scorecard technology to maintain productivity and performance throughout its operations in the face of a mandated reduction in work hours.

Johnson Controls Inc.: How this global technology and industry leader utilizes BIRT Performance Scorecard and Webalo to deploy a nationwide, mobile audit system for one of the country’s largest retailers.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District: How the District uses BIRT Performance Scorecard to deploy a balanced scorecard solution to create a line of sight spanning the executive level to the front line, plus how they use BIRT Performance Scorecard as a communications and unit cost tracking tool to ‘capture and release’ value.

Talend: How this open source data integration leader democratizes data integration and lets its clients optimize BI projects by offering them leading open source ETL and data quality solutions.

Taleo Corporation: How Actuate BIRT is helping customers deploying on demand talent management solutions to bridge the talent intelligence gap through Taleo's powerful Business Edition software.

“We are always excited to facilitate the congregation of so many customer and industry leaders to discuss, network and share their Actuate and BIRT best practices,” said Nobby Akiha, senior vice president marketing, Actuate. “With Customer Days right around the corner, we are finalizing more notable speakers and encourage all Actuate customers to register and attend.”