2015 Team Project Microsoft Cloud

The Challenge:
The University of Michigan Tauber Team at the Microsoft Cloud & Enterprise Division is exploring the pricing opportunities and operational impacts of cloud computing in a rapidly expanding industry that is experiencing double-digit annual growth.  The team has the opportunity to work with Tauber Institute alumni who continue to lead and create an impact at Microsoft.
Student Team:
Amanda Bayagich – EGL (BSE/MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering)
Ryan Bouchard – Master of Business Administration
Kelly Ogiesoba – EGL (BSE Electrical Engineering/MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering)
Project Sponsors:
Jeff Pratt – General Manager, Enterprise Risk Management
Matt Schnugg – Group Program Manager, Cloud + Enterprise Data Analysis & Operations
Ron Sielenski – Director of Analytics and Insights, Cloud + Enterprise Data Analysis & Operations
Faculty Advisors:
Mohamed Mostagir – Ross School of Business
Quentin Stout – College of Engineering

About Tauber Team Projects:

The 2015 Tauber Team Projects resulted in $500 million in savings according to sponsoring company calculations, an average of $14.3 million per project over 3 years.

Each 2 to 3 person Tauber Team consists of graduate Engineering, MBA, and/or MSCM students. Along with receiving high-level corporate support from the sponsoring company, each team is advised by a College of Engineering and a Ross School of Business faculty member and overseen by a Tauber Institute Co-Director. The projects begin on-site in May and continue for 14 weeks.  Students present the results of their projects and compete for over $40,000 in scholarships at the U-M Tauber Institute's annual Spotlight! event, held each September in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Spotlight! provides outstanding opportunities for students and corporate partners to establish relationships while exploring innovations in operations and manufacturing.
Access Spotlight! 2015 Guidebook for project details.
2015 Microsoft Cloud Team, U-M Tauber Institute for Global Operations
2015 Tauber Team Microsoft Cloud