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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 October 2009

Society of Actuaries' New President Takes Office

S. Michael McLaughlin, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, will seek to expand awareness of the actuarial profession's preparedness to provide solutions to some of the insurance industry's most pressing challenges.

Mitchell International Expands Partnership with APU Solutions

Used in conjunction with Mitchell's estimating solution, APU Solutions' PartsNetwork online, real-time alternative auto parts inventory search and procurement software will give carriers enhanced reporting capabilities on alternative parts selections and trends, Mitchell claims.

NYT: AIG Executive Exodus Greenberg's Fault

If Greenberg were out of the picture, what would stop other companies from "poaching" executives, as the story characterizes the voluntary departure of executives for greener pastures?

CSC, TowersPerrin Partner on Financial Risk Solution for Life & Annuity Market

The Financial Risk Intelligence solution manages data from source systems directly to Towers Perrin's financial modeling platform, enabling insurers to assess financial risk better, gain greater visibility into their data and its lineage, and satisfy regulatory and compliance demands, according to the vendors.

Pinnacol Expands Valen Relationship

The Colorado workers' comp carrier is following up a successful implementation of Valen's UnderRight predictive analytics solution with the vendor's AuditRight to ensure premium-to-exposure accuracy.

DTCC Releases Insurance Transaction Solution

The multi-function support service enables insurance companies and distribution firms to exchange digital documents, signatures and forms during the pre-sale, new business and post-issue processing of annuity and life insurance information.

Pacific Life Eases Policy Performance Tracking for Agents

The insurer's Web-based Planned Performance Tracking application's integration with its Navigator policy illustration system enables insurance professionals to complete a variety of service tasks with a few clicks of a mouse.

SAP and Novell Integrate Solutions for GRC

The collaboration will include integration of GRC solutions from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio with Novell security and identity products, as well as plans for joint marketing and selling of the integrated solutions to joint customers.

AXA's Kevin Murray Steals a March on Crisis

Kevin Murray's aggressive transformation agenda at AXA Equitable has better positioned the life and annuities firm to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the post-crisis market.

Global Warming Efforts Net Insurance Industry Good Publicity for a Change

One could take a cynical view of scare-mongering on the part of an industry that benefits from the perception of increased risk. At the very least, companies such as Munich Re and Swiss Re have little motivation to be skeptical about claims regarding the causes and likely persistence of global warming.

Aviva Names Mark Hodges Sole U.K. CEO

Hodges will lead both U.K. life and general insurance units as part of an ongoing transformation. Aviva also announced that, upon the retirement of Tom Godlasky, Igal Mayer will become CEO for North America and Robin Spencer will be chief risk officer.

DRC to Develop Forms for Island Insurance

An authorized HP Exstream partner, DRC will be working with Island to convert nearly 300 documents, including declaration packets, correspondence and invoices on the HP Exstream Document Automation platform.

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