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Actuate's Allen Bonde and TDWI’s David Stodder to Discuss Creating Rich User Experiences in Complimentary Webinar on September 23

Bonde and Stodder to discuss why new data driven, customer apps must be intuitive, graphically compelling, interactive and actionable

San Mateo, Calif. – September 17, 2014 Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ and the leader in personalized analytics and insights, today announced participation in an upcoming TDWI webinar called, “Making Data Beautiful for Business Users: Tips for Creating Rich, Visual and Actionable User Experiences.” Allen Bonde (@abonde), Actuate’s VP of Product Marketing and Innovation, and David Stodder (@dbstodder), TDWI’s Research Director for Business Intelligence, will share best practices and current technology trends. These trends support the creation of business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications that appeal to a broader community of users while delivering each a compelling and personalized experience.

Driven by investments in Big Data, mobile adoption and customer choice, providing embedded analytics and insights directly to customers has become a critical requirement for brands in competitive markets like banking and telecom. Data driven apps that deliver these insights must be visually “beautiful” to engage customers, connect with them emotionally, and allow them to interact with their personalized data to better inform critical decisions and actions.

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About DBTA's Roundtable Webcast

Stodder is Director of TDWI Research for Business Intelligence. As an analyst, writer and researcher, he has provided thought leadership on key topics in BI, analytics, IT and information management for more than two decades Prior to TDWI, he was a Principal Analyst at Perceptive Information Strategies, and a VP and research director at Ventana Research.

Bonde is VP of Product Marketing & Innovation at Actuate, a former digital media and Internet CMO, and a contributor to and Small Data Group, his top-rated blog. Prior to joining Actuate, he covered the CRM and rich media markets and helped global leaders with their Big Data and customer experience strategies as an industry analyst and consultant at McKinsey, Yankee Group and Digital Clarity Group.

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About Actuate (NASDAQ:BIRT) – The BIRT Company ™

Actuate provides software to more than 3.5 million BIRT developers and OEMs who build scalable, secure solutions that save time and improve brand experience by delivering personalized analytics and insights to over 200 million of their customers, partners and employees. Actuate founded and supports BIRT – the open source IDE – and develops BIRT iHub™ – the world-class deployment platform – to significantly improve productivity of developers working on customer facing applications. Actuate's BIRT Analytics™delivers self-service predictive analytics to enhance customer engagement using Big Data. The Actuate Customer Communications Suite™ empowers organizations to easily transform, process, personalize, archive and deliver high volume content and individualized correspondence. Actuate is headquartered in Silicon Valley with more than 5,000 enterprise customers in financial services, technology and government. Visit and

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