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 December 2007
The five-year renewed agreement will provide IT infrastructure services, including help desk, mainframe, midrange, network, Web hosting, and print and distributed computing, in support of the Nordic insurer's growth strategy.
Accenture alleges claims software rival Guidewire deliberately used intellectual property associated with Accenture Claim Components.
"In an area where you haven't found an independent variable closely linked to a dependent variable, there's room for chance and other factors," is how David West, research director, TowerGroup, puts it. The general principle is that "'on any given Sunday' any team can beat any other team," West says. In application of that principle, he adds that, "this Sunday, Miami is will ultimately remain the only undefeated team in history when they spoil the Patriots' season>."
The competitive spirit that drives Michael Kim as an amateur triathlete informs his efforts as eBusiness & Technology CTO to help The Hartford's P&C company to distance itself from the competition.
A series of challenging technology and business experiences, culminating in the rollout of the Simply Unum product and service platform, have prepared newly appointed Unum CIO Kathy Owen for future accomplishments.
Public workers' comp carrier Montana State Fund got more than it bargained for when it engaged HCL Technologies to help replace a legacy claims system with Guidewire Software's Web-based ClaimCenter.
London insurer picks ImageRight for the vendor's insurance-specific content management solution.
While many insurers are still struggling with the management of offshore resources, industry leaders are crafting long-term global sourcing strategies for strategic competitive advantage.
Automobile Club of Southern California begins replacing its legacy claims environment with Guidewire Software's ClaimCenter.
ING's largest IT contingent in the U.S. will benefit from modern IT infrastructure at the carrier's new 'green' facility in Windsor, Connecticut.
Health insurer seeks to streamline and enhance sales and service operations through leading quote and rating automation solution.
The deal brings Fiserv electronic billing and payment capabilities and a successful online banking platform.
It is probably true that CIOs are quite happy to leave actuaries to their arcane concerns unless they are commanded by senior management to get involved.