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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 2003

Built for Speed

Building from scratch makes start-up Arch Insurance a model of simplicity, flexibility and maneuverability.

Not Routine: A Day in the Life of an Insurance CIO

What really goes into the daily routine of an insurance CIO? I&T editor Anthony O'Donnell recently shadowed 2002 Elite 8 honoree Dennis Callahan, CIO of Guardian Life Insurance, through what Callahan calls a "not atypical" day.

UICI Builds Strategic Technology Framework

Aiming to support an aggressive expansion of its youth insurance business, UICI Student Insurance has implemented a major data warehouse project that enables the delivery of mission critical information to company executives and serves as a foundation for technology renewal.

Allmerica’s IT Gets the Business

Realignment of leadership, refocusing of sourcing priorities, and process improvement measures turn a passive IT organization into a source of competitive advantage.

The Wrong Stuff: Cautionary Tales of Insurance IT

Successful technology executives are rightly celebrated for their positive contributions to the success of their companies. But what might be called their negative contributions-the ills they avoid-deserve attention too.

Above All: Leadership

In an information-driven industry, the successful IT executive exercises a distinctive influence on his or her company, and bears a unique burden for that privilege.

Laggard Firms Face Liability on Do Not Call

Yesterday's federal appeals court ruling on the Do Not Call Registry made suddenly real the possibility of penalties to financial services companies for failure to comply.

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