Actuate's BIRT Experts to Conduct Three Sessions on Open Source Technology at OSEHRA on Sept. 4-6 in

Actuate's BIRT Experts to Conduct Three Sessions on Open Source Technology at OSEHRA on Sept. 4-6 in Bethesda, Maryland

Utpal Bhatt and Virgil Dodson to present on adopting an open source model for reporting and visualization of healthcare data

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Actuate Corporation (NAS: BIRT) , The BIRT Company - delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today announced they will lead three presentations on open source technology at the Second Annual OSEHRA Open Source EHR Summit and Workshop. This conference, taking place in Bethesda, Maryland on September 4-6, 2013, will explore innovative and pioneering models and best practices in technical, clinical, and business development within the healthcare field.

New to the event this year is an added day of open source and agile software development tutorials directed by leading experts. Similar to last year, the event will also feature sessions and panels with industry experts both chairing and participating, as well as breakout discussions based on submitted papers from the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, there will be discussions detailing updates of business models and effective approaches to community development and management.

Utpal Bhatt, VP of Marketing for Actuate, will conduct a pre-conference tutorial on Sept. 4, entitled "How to Make Money," where he will address the top revenue models based on open source. Related topics will include support, subscription, and licensing models that produce revenue streams, as well as ways in which building commercial value can also add potential for profit.

Mr. Bhatt will also facilitate a presentation on Sept. 6 called "Adopting an Open Source Model." Virgil Dodson, Director of BIRT Exchange Evangelists for Actuate, will conduct a follow-on session entitled "Reporting and Visualization of Healthcare Data Using Open Source Technology."

2013 OSEHRA Conference
Dates: September 4-6, 2013, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.

Presentations on open source tools led by Actuate BIRT experts

"How to Make Money" by Utpal Bhatt
Pre-Conference Afternoon Session: Community Building
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 4th, 3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.

"Adopting an Open Source Model" by Utpal Bhatt
Morning Session: Open Source Business Models
Date and Time: Friday, September 6th, 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

"Reporting and Visualization of Healthcare Data Using Open Source Technology" by Virgil Dodson
Morning Session: OS Tools and Technology
Date and Time: Friday, September 6th, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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 or engage with the BIRT community at

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.

Actuate Corporation
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