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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 September 2010

Lumley New Zealand Deploys Guidewire ClaimCenter

Rollout began in the initial line of business in March 2009 and proceeded with enhancement releases every four to six weeks on average, bringing new product functionality online for the Lumley NZ claims team, without suffering any production outages.

CIGNA Names Philip Emond CIO

Emond will become executive vice president and CIO of CIGNA's U.S. operations in October, upon the retirement of current EVP and CIO, Michael Woeller.

AXA Equitable Makes the Most of Modern Media

After a few generic questions, the interviewer asks, "Do you see more people working later in life?" The interviewee pauses with dry incredulity and answers, "I see more people telling me they're working until they drop dead."

Improving Efficiency With Interminable Conference Calls

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, the editors of Insurance & Technology will be taking the day off on Monday, Sept. 5. We'll resume publication of I&T Daily on Tuesday, Sept. 6. For your amusement, here's a bit of Friday humor, appropriate to the theme of the holiday, touching on the less-than-joyful aspect of our work lives.

Hurricane Earl Threatens to Inflict Insurance Losses on Atlantic Seaboard

The Street's Maria Woehr, formerly of I&T, reports that among insurance carriers Chubb (Warren, N.J.) faces the greatest exposure to loss if Earl strikes the northeast Atlantic coast. Woehr cites AIR Worldwide's Kevin Long as predicting up to $33 billion in losses in a worst-case scenario.

AIR Worldwide Releases Major Update to European Wind Risk Model

The addition of additional wind speed observations, claims data from recent storms and engineering studies that reflect the impact of building codes and practices on building vulnerability combine to result in a "step enhancement" in modeling European wind risk, according to the vendor.

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