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 September 2012
The former Allstate chief architect brings data, analytics and legacy systems insights to the Chicago-based commercial insurer.
Scunziano seeks to more effectively serve CS STARS' clients as they look for technology, data and analytical solutions to help them manage their claims and risk programs better.
Phoenix's new eApp combines with its earlier REALIZE system to provide a unique distribution platform in support of a product diversification strategy that has already taken the company from zero to $1.5 billion in fixed indexed annuity funds under management in only two years.
The Columbus, Ohio-based P&C carrier sought to extent its document management capabilities with a new solution compatible with Guidewire InsuranceSuite.
The vendor's "affordable" solution, containing dashboards and over 70 configured reports, enables users in multiple areas of a property/casualty carrier to uncover meaningful patterns and correlations that may otherwise be hidden with standard analysis and reporting.
The rapid evolution of insurance technology over the last 5 to 7 years has yielded lessons on how insurance CIOs can maximize their success, secure the confidence of senior leadership and maintain a seat at the strategic table.
Political transition in Somalia offers faint hope that pirate ransom will cease to be a cost of doing business for marine insurance clients for some time to come.
There's no doubt that fear sells life insurance, but a positive emphasis, delivered with the assistance of collaborative technology, may benefit both New York Life and the industry in general.
The SAS tool will foster a partnership of exploration between XL's analytics team and underwriters to leverage data for "enormous" competitive advantage and shareholder value, says XL SVP.
In order to be competitive, insurers need to take advantage of the economic benefits of the cloud, but they should discriminate carefully in their use of public, semi-private and private cloud options.
The Boston-based personal lines P&C carrier recently called on Blue Cod Technologies to manage its California earthquake business. Homesite CIO Peter Settel shares the criteria that the BPO relationship had to meet.
The carrier’s launch of the Vikaran Solutions-based QuoteExpert portal marks the successful completion of Patriot’s first phase of its WorkersCompExpert suite legacy replacement initiative.
Carriers continue to obsess over their ability to transition from being policy- to customer-centric, and billing is a key component of that ambition.
Insurance CIOs have made careers out of their ability to gain significant new efficiencies through the use of the latest technology. Why couldn't some also make a career out of creative exploitation of evolving business opportunities?
Insurers are doing important work in their communities. Tweeting, posting and blogging provide an opportunity to communicate these efforts to a wider audience and to make them an ongoing part of an insurer's engagement with the public.
BYOD advocates offer compelling reasons to adopt the policy within the insurance enterprise, but CEB TowerGroup research director Jason Malo says that none of the arguments hold up.
Many insurers remain cautious about cloud-based capabilities. But many are enjoying the undeniable benefits of externally hosted software through appropriate control and security measures.
Already in the process of implementing Guidewire ClaimCenter, the insurer will become a full Guidewire InsuranceSuite customer with the deployment of Guidewire PolicyCenter and BillingCenter.