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 June 2008
Bearing in mind the scale of Oracle's BEA acquisition, the vendor could eat up a large portion of the available acquisition targets without suffering any serious indigestion, Novarica's Matt Josefowicz suggests. "You could roll up much of this space for a billion dollars," he says. "Oracle has that kind of money in its couch cushions."
Horizontal behemoth Oracle steals a march on its competitors in the insurance vertical by acquiring growing document management vendor soon after acquiring leading new-technology policy administration player AdminServer.
Like the gradually building floods in the Mississippi basin, the threats posed to the U.S. insurance industry by the Solvency II are visible from a long way off. The question is whether American insurers and their regulators will move with the speed necessary to stave off potentially disastrous
Regulatory compliance demands are as inexorable and less changeable than the weather. There is still debate over whether the earth's climate is getting colder or hotter, but there is no debate that the compliance climate is growing more, not less stringent. That being the case, as with the weather, one can make the complaint but has no choice but to be compliant.
One of the things that made the IASA keynote presentation of the Pike Place Fishmongers so endearing was that their story was largely about the suppression of ego in the service of the greater good, and how that breeds interpersonal harmony and success.