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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 April 2010

Sapiens Acquires Canada-based P&C Software Vendor Harcase

The acquisition brings Sapiens Harcase's RapidSure policy administration suite and customer base, as well as the software and service capabilities of Octello, Harcase's sales and implementation partner, with whom the company merged earlier this year.

Prakash Shimpi Joins ING U.S. as Chief Risk Officer

Shimpi will oversee the enterprise-wide risk monitoring and management program for ING's U.S. insurance operations, and will be responsible for managing the framework for measuring, controlling, hedging, and pricing risk, as well as compliance with all global financial reporting standards for the company.

iPipeline Partners with DocuSign

Integration of DocuSign e-signature technology with iPipeline's e-Policy solution aims at streamlining the policy process to eliminate errors and further automate the sales distribution process.

Oracle Launches Oracle Application Integration Foundation Pack 11gR1

AIA Foundation Pack 11gR1 simplifies and speeds development of integration projects for business analysts, architects, developers, and application owners, effectively bringing the AIA programming model and best practices out of the documentation and into the toolset, according to Oracle.

Great American Promotes Jeff Kohl to SVP, IT Infrastructure

Kohl has led the founding of a new data center and disaster recovery site, consolidation of multiple data centers, virtualization of the growing server environment, implementation of a tiered storage environment, identity access management solutions, integration and consolidation of certain core services as well as telecom upgrades.

SAS Releases New Insurance Risk Management Solution

SAS Risk Management for Insurance will help life and P&C companies calculate risk-based capital and provide senior management with greater understanding of their company's risk and financial condition, according to the vendor.

Is It Evil To Profit From The Poor?

The premise of microfinance is that poor people can be responsible borrowers but the financial system does not normally provide instruments that are matched to their extremely modest means. If the premise is correct, then the poor will be able to use their loans to good account, gaining access to capital in order to create more capital, however modest the scale.

Stone River Debuts Insurance Integration Platform

The StoneRiver IIP enables new business, operational and technical opportunities for carriers by providing easier business process automation, integration, and a rich user interface framework, according to the vendor.

Wolters Kluwer Launches Financial Crime Control Platform

Using real-time, continuous behavioral and transaction monitoring and analysis, the Wiz Sentri Financial Crime Control platform is designed to help financial institutions predict and prevent financial crimes before they occur and avoid significant financial losses, compliance exposure and reputational risk, rather than trying to mitigate damage after the fact.

MassMutual CIO Casale Made EVP

The Springfield, Mass.-based carrier cites Casale's leadership in the implementation a streamlined, efficient organizational structure, continued delivery of the company's modernization programs, maintenance of superior production operations, and enhancement of the strategic focus of the company's IT division.

Regence Extends Hosting Contract With TriZetto Through 2016

TriZetto will continue to provide application management and hosting for core systems, including TriZetto's Facets enterprise administration platform, Clinical CareAdvance health management system, NetworXSuite provider pricing and modeling applications, and Constituent Web Solutions.

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