Milliman Recognized as 2011 Microsoft Technical and High-Performance Computing Partner of the Year

By Milliman Inc., PRNE
Monday, July 11, 2011

SEATTLE, July 12, 2011 -

- Collaboration between
Milliman and Microsoft powers creation of unprecedented financial
engine for global insurance client

Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm,
has been named recipient of the 2011 Microsoft Technical and High
Performance Computing Innovation Partner of the Year Award. The
company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners
for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of
customer solutions using Milliman’s MG-ALFA® actuarial projection
system and the Microsoft platform.

“This award is the result of Milliman responding to a client
need for a sophisticated financial modeling platform unlike any
that had ever been developed,” says Pat Renzi, Milliman principal
and MG-ALFA® Global Practice Leader. “The Actuarial Systems
Transformation project for Phoenix Group Holdings required a robust
and dynamic risk management solution that takes full advantage of
the Microsoft platform and our close relationship with Microsoft.
The result of this collaboration is a financial engine that
stretches the boundaries of what’s possible in enterprise

Phoenix Group Holdings is a UK-based consolidator of life
insurance with more than 6 million policyholders and 67.5 billion
pounds in assets under management in a globally-diversified
portfolio. The Actuarial Systems Transformation project allows for
precise management of the company’s broad portfolio even as Europe
transitions to Solvency II, a complex new regulatory framework.

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners
chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants worldwide. Milliman
was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services as
Microsoft Technical and High Performance Computing Innovation
Partner of the Year. The Technical and High Performance Computing
Innovation Partner of the Year Award recognizes Milliman for
enabling scientists, engineers, and analysts to solve the world’s
most complex problems through innovative simulation and modeling in
the cloud using Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, burst capability,
Windows Azure, and Microsoft parallel development platform.

“Microsoft is pleased to announce Milliman as Technical and High
Performance Computing Innovation Partner of the Year for its
contributions as a provider of cloud-based simulation and modeling
solutions to the scientific community,” said Bob Kelly, corporate
vice president of Infrastructure and Server Marketing at Microsoft.
“Through its landmark innovations in technical computing
applications, Milliman has enabled engineers and researchers to
identify solutions to some of the world’s most complex

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that
have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions
over the past year.

About Milliman

Milliman is among the world’s largest independent actuarial and
consulting firms.  Founded in 1947 as Milliman &
Robertson, the company currently has 53 offices in key locations
worldwide.  Milliman employs more than 2,500 people.  The
firm has consulting practices in healthcare, employee benefits,
property & casualty insurance, life insurance and financial
services.  Milliman serves the full spectrum of business,
financial, government, union, education and nonprofit
organizations.  For further information, visit href="">

Pat Renzi, Milliman, Inc., +1-206-504-5715, pat.renzi at

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