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 January 2008
In a Web-based world, document automation solutions - which focus on the end product rather than the storage location of content - are becoming a focus of enterprise-wide content management solutions.
There's something to be said for the ability to tune-out when various parties are clamoring for one's attention, most blissfully unaware of one's other demands and some with an exaggerated sense of their priority. However, in a life tied more to deliverables than simply "being there," no downtime goes unpunished, so it's nice to have the option to catch up as one can. However, given that the technology is available in-flight Internet should be regarded as a "must-have" for business travelers, no
Ease of use and efficiencies for the Upstate New York-based regional P&C carrier and its agents alike drove adoption of IDP's portal technology.
More big news in the document/content management space as HP announced that it will acquire Exstream Software. The last significant example of the ongoing consolidation in this sector came at the turn of the year with EMC's agreement to acquire Document Sciences.
State Farm VP for P&C underwriting Rod Matthews named chairman of the board, Farmers' EVP Kevin Kelso named vice chairman and chairman of the executive committee.
Minnesota-based personal and commercial lines P&C carrier will be beta site for the next generation of CGI's INSideOUT
At the Sexy Insurance homepage you'll see a portrait of Warren Buffet with a thought balloon saying, "I'm so sexy it hurts." Bourgeois could have left out the words because, frankly, it's written all over Warren's face. Who can deny it? If Henry Kissinger is sexy, Warren Buffet is doubly so. What the site needs is a picture of Hank Greenberg saying, "I'm so sexy it hurts Eliot Spitzer."
It is beside the point whether the only fall one is threatened by is a fall from favor, or whether the only rarified atmosphere one struggles in is that of the corporate boardroom. Anybody attempting novel accomplishments against daunting obstacles can draw inspiration from Hillary's example.
Liberty Mutual Agency Market (LMAM) special investigative unit manager Joe Zuromsky says anti-fraud technology is key to identifying certain types of fraud.
Midwest Insurance Company has licensed Fiserv's PowerSuite Claims module for workers' comp. The new contract addresses the carrier's attempt to update to Web-based technology.
Matt Josefowicz's move from Celent to Novantas has resulted in the launch of new research and advisory services subsidiary Novarica; and former TowerGroup analyst Deborah Smallwood has left her carrier executive post at ICW and teamed up with IBM alumna Cindy Maike to launch Smallwood Maike & Associates.
Insurers have made significant progress with the use of GIS technology, and also in the analysis of claims data to refine rating and underwriting. But it is in the nature of these tools that they can be used in increasingly refined ways as insurers get more comfortable with them and incorporate more and more experience into the way they are applied.
Achieving optimal claims performance requires a high level of IT/business alignment to deliver high-tech, high-touch service.
For the second time in a year, insurance carriers' CAT response teams faced the unique challenges associated with a Pacific Northwest storm.