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 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 2005

Engineering Underwriting

Gary Kaplan, chief underwriting officer and head of the Technical Center strategic service unit for Zurich Financial Services subsidiary Zurich North America's commercial business division, doesn't believe that underwriting is more of an art than a science.

Scalable Cross-Selling

Going from enterprise CIO to divisional CIO may sometimes be a step down, but that's far from the case for former Zurich Life technology boss Russ Bostick.

Database Lockdown

To address compliance needs, Waltham, Mass.-based Guardium released software solutions for its SQL Guard database security platform.

To maintain compatibility with its technology architecture, the Auto Club of Southern California extended its licensing deal with The Innovation Group.

Afar cry from tropical meteorological events in terms of the damage they cause, winter storms still cost insurers billions of dollars annually.

Spending Outlook

Members of I&T's Reader Advisory Board forecast 2005 budget trends.

Going Mobile

The benefits of mobile technologies have proven somewhat elusive, but 2005 may be a good year to investigate their potential, according to Craig Lowenthal

A Look Ahead

Even with budget constraints and constantly evolving job responsibilities, insurance technology executives are remarkably optimistic about their abilities to tap technology to drive competitive advantage in 2005.

UnumProvident leverages the Internet to address the training needs of independent distributors in the individual market.

Schooling Families

New York Life launches online education planning tool to reinforce relationships with existing and prospective customers.

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