Profile of Anthony O'Donnell
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Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek Financial Services of TechWeb he has written on all areas of information technology in the property/casualty, life and health insurance industries, following the trends and issues faced by senior technology executives. In addition to reporting and editorial duties for I&T, O'Donnell also serves as a moderator and speaker at industry events and broadcasts. He began his editorial career in the healthcare industry where he reported and edited for medical publications with a variety of audiences, from the general public to physicians and researchers. He has also worked in the healthcare field as a media relations professional and Spanish/English interpreter/translator, and has taught English composition and conversation classes to native speakers of Spanish, both in the United States and in Latin America. O'Donnell lives in the Portland, Oregon area with his wife and two sons.
Articles by Anthony O'Donnell
posted in April 2013
The newly rebranded vendor's InsureRight offering, now covering all lines of business, is designed to give carriers statistically valid portfolio insights that they can distribute to individual underwriters in a simple, easy-to-understand language.
Celent's Chuck Johnston says its makes sense that compelling new solution offerings in the group administration space should come from property & casualty system vendors such as Exigen.
Along with significant efficiency and ease-of-doing-business benefits for agents, Columbian Financial Group will be able to build on its record of growth more effectively and efficiently through the operational unity afforded by its systems consolidation.
The firms have adopted a "unique" approach will provide exposure to sources of return traditionally available only to investors in hedge funds but with significantly lower fees and capital charges as well as greater transparency and liquidity.
Rao Tadepalli, CIO of Republic Indemnity, has found ways to innovate in a resource-constrained environment, finding efficiencies through digitizing documentation and improving efficiencies through core system transformation and process reengineering.
New York Life’s senior managing director and chief information officer in the company’s Investments Group recommends seven stages to complete a successful first 100 days, leading to longer-term success.
The brave and loving family of our friend inspires us and many others through great strength despite their terrible loss.
The insurer's use of SundaySky’s SmartVideo technology improves customer experience by rendering complex information easily intelligible.
Quindell will leverage iter8's significant footprint in the agent/broker technology space to gain market share in the new business technology arena during the coming year.
The system lets agents work with their customers to create a customized experience built on features such as combined billing options, flexible billing dates, billing plan options and mobile interaction.
The new system will deliver value to both distributors and customers by allowing agents to shift their attention from answering questions about billing to focusing on customer relationships, according to CIO Greg Tranter.
Speculation on the part of a Reddit user led to erroneous assumptions that law enforcement authorities have since refuted.
Policy holders concentrated by type and geography are among the reasons mutual insurers are more susceptible to catastrophe claims challenges, but proactive measures and technology solutions can enable carriers to compensate, according to Willis Re.
The attack introduced new risks into social life, which will ultimately affect risk management, security measures and insurance.
Steven Kandarian's comments at the April 10 Capital Markets Summit harmonize with those of other carriers and industry associations in a rare case of unanimity.
Insurance chief risk officers are rising to greater prominence within their organizations as regulation and technological possibilities drive rapid evolution of risk quantification technology and techniques.
PwC identifies several key challenges that insurers will face during 2013, in areas such as risk management, strategy and operations.
The BOLT Platform reflects the rapid evolution of the insurance distribution ecosystem in which now both commercial and personal customers demand multi-channel availability of quotes, comparisons, customer service and transactional efficiencies.
Pat Speer brings over ten years of experience to a role focused issues affecting senior executives within the property/casualty insurance sector.
Technology is democratizing insurers' access to high-performance computing and expanding their view of risk exposure.