Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company ™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today announced the beginning of a series of six “lunch and learn” events focusing on “Building Large Scale Customer-Facing Applications.” Developers, IT managers, and software development managers alike can attend a complementary luncheon series, taking place in six major U.S. cities, to learn about next generation customer-facing applications. These sophisticated apps can blend existing customer information with Big Data sources to deliver valuable, unique insights whenever and however the developers’ internal or external customer desires. “Luncheon attendees will learn how to use the BIRT development environment and Actuate’s BIRT iHub platform to simultaneously access multiple data sources in order to provide customers with real-time information, depicted through engaging and interactive data visualizations,” said Nobby Akiha, Sr. VP of Marketing at Actuate. “These self-service applications can dramatically improve the customer experience, leading to more satisfied customers and increased company revenues.” Furthermore, each luncheon details how to include high levels of personalization within these secure and scalable applications. Attendees can benefit from learning numerous helpful tools that aim to attract and retain customers through providing an effective online experience. Luncheon Information All luncheons take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in their respected time zones. For more information or to register, click your preferred city link below. Dallas, TX: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Atlanta, GA: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 New York, NY: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Boston, MA: Thursday, November 7, 2013 Chicago, IL: Thursday, November 14, 2013 San Francisco, CA: Thursday, December 5, 2013 Actuate – The BIRT Company™ Actuate founded and co-leads the BIRT open source project, which is used by more than 2.5 million developers around the globe and serves as the foundation of Actuate’s commercial offerings. Applications built with BIRT and BIRT iHub 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. Actuate’s BIRT and BIRT iHub empower developers to rapidly develop custom, BIRT-based business analytics and customer communications applications. Applications built with one BIRT design can access and integrate any data, including unstructured sources. They provide a seamless user experience regardless of skill level and are supported by BIRT iHub 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 government. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol BIRT. For more information, visit www.actuate.com or engage with the BIRT community at www.birt-exchange.com. Copyright © 2013 Actuate Corporation. All rights reserved. Actuate, BIRT iHub, BIRT Analytics, BIRT onDemand, and the Actuate logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Actuate Corporation and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between Actuate and any other company. All other brands, names or trademarks mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.