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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 May 2007

CIGNA HealthCare Names Conde First CIO

Former Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce CIO Juan Conde will occupy the newly created position of CIO for CIGNA HealthCare, a division of CIGNA. Conde will report to Scott Storrer, executive vice president, Enterprise Service and Information Technology, CIGNA.

Nominate the Elite 8!

The appearance of I&T's annual Tech-Savvy issue means that the Elite 8 issue is just around the corner. In order to bring that issue to life, we appeal to our friends in the industry, be they technology professionals, business unit leaders, vendors, consultants or analysts, to nominate the senior insurance carrier technology executives they believe stand head and shoulders above the rest. The 2007 Elite 8 hon

Editor's Note: Tech-Savvy CEOs Preview

Once a year Insurance & Technology turns its editorial focus away from the doings of representative peers of our senior technology executive readership to the business leadership that gives them context and scope for their efforts. We profile five insurance CEOs deemed to be "Tech-Savvy," as demonstrated by their understanding of and commitment to information technology as a means of competitive distinction and a prerequisite of operational excellence. I&T's annual July issue dedi

Tech-Savvy CEOs 2007: A Personal View

By Anthony O'Donnell In the vein of author Steven Covey's work, there are no doubt common characteristics of highly successful insurance CEOs-and even Tech-Savvy CEOs, as we suggest elsewhere. However, there is no template for technology-astute insurance leadership. This year's crop of I&T Tech-Savv

Aligned for Success

By Anthony O'Donnell Just as lack of understanding between business and IT is one of the great predictors of failure in technology investment, one of the distinguishing features of companies that effectively invest in technology is tight alignment between the two camps. That insight is broadly appreciated in the industry today but like so many things, achieving business/IT alignment is easier said than done. It is far more likely to be achieved, however, when driven from the top, as exemplified

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