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 2011
Insurance has always been driven by data, and advances in the circulation and analysis of data will start showing their potential to change the industry by leaps and bounds.
Supporting Cigna's new "individual-centric" business strategy, Defeo's organization's transformation program will reinforce infrastructure supporting customer-facing applications, deploy private cloud technology, reengineer core processes and recast the insurer's global network.
Bearing in mind RMS's estimates of the potential damage caused by a 6.0 quake at the New Madrid zone, it's chilling to think what a much bigger quake would mean.
Aflac will consolidate energy and emissions data into what the vendor describes as a comprehensive system of record for improved transparency, insight and enhanced sustainability.
The SOLAR PlayBook App enables Aviva's 120 risk advisers to process technical risk information about commercial premises on site using pre-loaded Blackberry PlayBooks.
Agency staff preference varies according to role, but producers value ease-of-use above all.
Individual carriers can benefit by better explaining their comparative advantage, and the whole industry will gain from better explanation of how insurance works.
The first ever meeting presided over by a federal officer charged with insurance regulation rehearsed themes likely to be touched on in a report mandated by Dodd-Frank.
Mythbusters sent a 30-pound cannonball into a residential neighborhood, destroying property but, happily, not killing anybody.
Pega's technology will enhance McCamish's VPAS life and annuity platform and its VPAS Benefit Plan Administration solution.
Members of Insurance & Technology's Reader Advisory Board report that they are embracing newer technologies -- including next-generation analytics and the cloud -- to drive a customer-oriented operational paradigm.
New CIO Jeff Palm will look to deliver business value as he leads Allianz Life's policy admin system replacement and shapes the company's IT organization for the future.