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 May 2002
Former Jefferson Pilot, Chubb Life CIO moves to sales side of consulting firm.
Former AFLAC CIO returns to industry.
Tracking ROI is no longer an elusive goal, as insurers adopt measures and metrics for maximizing return on IT investments.
Canadian insurer taps Qunara and Crystal Decisions to Web-enable financial advisor information channel.
States continue to debate legislation restricting the use of credit for underwriting, but do credit scores really matter?
--> eAutoclaims launches car rental procurement offering within eJusterSuite, its auto repair claims ASP.
--> The Bluebook International taps Cotelligent to develop a suite of products to automate claims handling.
--> The newest version of Kamakura Corp.'s risk management solution offers integration of credit scoring capabilities.
--> London American General Agency initiates 10 percent premium discount with Scottsdale Insurance for taxi fleets using DriveCam's Driving Feedback System.
--> Jefferson Pilot Financial launches service providing real-time pending updates over the Internet.
--> Allfinanz was recognized with the ACORD Certification Honoree Award and the ACORD/NAILBA/NAVA Implementer Award.
--> G2X releases Agility: Insurance 1.0, a Web-based version of its n-tier, J2EE G2X: Agility application for relationship management and new business processing.
IVANS announced "Get Real," an implementation program that will help carriers and agencies address their most common agency and company customer service issues in real time within their existing workflows.
--> FireStar Software and Microsoft partner to assist enterprise developers
--> HNC Software and The Hartford Financial Services Group launch XML Manager For Insurance
--> AscendantOne and Deloitte & Touche partner to provide Web/network ready solutions
--> GRX Technologies launches version 3.0 of GRX Risk Platform
--> G. A. Sullivan released Enterprise Orchestrator for Insurance (EOI)
--> Instec introduced a complete, native Windows commercial package policy processing solu
--> Travelers is in production with a real-time SEMCI capability.
--> The Hartford Financial Services Group has licensed HNC Software Blaze Advisor
--> Prudential Financial expands Prudential Xpress to third-party brokers.
Building on existing personal lines Web pages within its public Web site, Chubb has collaborated with IBM Global Services to provide an interactive personal insurance Web site to serve customers and agents.
Supporting its bid to shift the bulk of its business to the North American market over the next three years, Sherwood International brings on board former Cap Gemini Ernst & Young executive Steven Bessellieu as president of North American operations.
Insurance.com enters into three new alliances; FLAG Bank's FLAG Financial Services division announces exclusive partnership with Digital Insurance, Inc.; The Securities Industry Association releases telemarketing guide...
Significant barriers counsel against major wireless initiatives, and customers still show only limited interest. But wireless applications can give field reps a competitive edge.
Chris Stroup combines fiscal conservatism with technological opportunism at Swiss Re Life & Health America.
Selective's Greg Murphy wields technology to streamline the independent agent distribution channel.
Tech-savvy CEOs proactively harness technology in the pursuit of profitability.
Carrier delivers personalization and messaging features.
Firm invests in AscendantOne to develop rating/policy management tech.