This presentation introduces and explores BIRT, the Eclipse Foundation open source
Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) project. BIRT is a powerful report
development and deployment toolset that allows Java developers to quickly and easily
incorporate reporting into applications without the need for time-consuming custom
code. Using BIRT, developers design reports based on a wide variety of data sources,
including SQL, XML and Java objects, and tightly integrate those reports into their
applications using a rich set of APIs. Reports can range in functionality from the
simple to the complex, and are all designed visually using a web-page design metaphor.
This session provides an opportunity to understand more about BIRT and how it might
benefit your applications.
Paul has over 18 years experience in the enterprise business intelligence industry working in a
variety of Product Management and consulting roles with diverse customer applications. Paul is
currently responsible for coordinating overall product direction and vision for Actuate Corporation
based on emerging technology trends, market demands, customer feedback and internal innovation.
Paul is a member of the open source Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT)
Project Management Council (PMC) and Eclipse Requirements Councils. Paul holds a B.Sc. in Computer
Science from Edinburgh University, Scotland.