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 April 2005
As part of an ongoing IT-driven transformation, workers' compensation carrier New Mexico Mutual Group has selected ClaimCenter as its new claim system.
The insurance industry has been both slow to pick up on technology trends and tolerant of technology initiative failure, but it can't afford to stay the course, opines Judy Johnson, a former Sapiens (Research Triangle Park, N.C.) executive and META Group (Stamford, Conn.) analyst who recently made the move to India-based IT services provider Patni Computer Systems.
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP; York, Maine) brings together industries with privacy concerns in order to discuss the development and maintenance of programs and privacy policies, according to its mission statement.
Financial services companies have reported higher-than-expected costs in dealing with the demands of compliance, according to a survey released this spring by Financial Executives International (FEI; Florham Park, N.J.), a financial professionals' networking and advocacy membership group.
The story is true, and far from unique: A senior technology executive at a household-name insurance carrier has responsibility for managing the vendor relationship for a large systems implementation.
As the problem of spam has grown more severe, defense strategies have expanded their focus from internal content filtering to network-level blocking techniques.