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BIRT: Interactivity and Dashboards - Giving Your Users What They Want (sponsored by Actuate)

Mica J. Block

Other / New & Noteworthy · Sponsored
Wednesday, 16:00, 25 minutes | Seminarräume 5


The open source Eclipse BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) project is a huge success with developers and users alike, with an estimated 750,000 developers globally using BIRT. Even with this success, we see users clamoring for more: faster deployments, richer visualizations, and the flexibility to answer ad-hoc questions. In this fast paced, live demo-oriented session we dive into how Actuate has addressed these demands by extending open source BIRT with a range of capabilities including dynamic visualizations, interactive content delivery, data analytics and dashboards. With these new capabilities you can deliver visually rich, dynamic content to your users and empower them with very easy self-service data exploration (freeing you from day-to-day report development).

Mica Block has over 19 years of experience in the software industry in various roles including product management and technical sales. Mica joined Actuate in January 1996 prior to release 1.0 and has been responsible for helping build and guide the technical sales force. Prior to Actuate Mica worked for other major software companies such as Sybase and Information Builders. Mica Block has been involved in the BIRT project from the beginning in assisting and guiding the project team from a report developers point of view. Currently Mica Block is the Director of the ACES (Actuate Corporate Engineers). This is a team of engineers that provides the Actuate sales force with high-level technical support. This support includes Proof of Concepts, System Architecture Design, Scalability Tests, and various other high level meetings as needed by the Actuate sales force. Mica Block has specific expertise in the following areas: 1. Report Design 2. Internationalization and Localization 3. Actuate architecture and infrastructure 4. Performance and scalability. In this area Mica has performed numerous benchmarks at customer sites and industry leading performance labs.