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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 2007

Hartford Life Names Brian O’Connell CIO

Former Accenture executive Brian O'Connell will drive technology integration across Hartford Life in support of greater efficiency and effectiveness, and to enable a cross-selling initiative with The Hartford Financial Services Group's property/casualty company.

Introducing 2007's Insurance & Technology Elite 8

This year, as last year, and as always, we feature a cross section of honorees from the P&C, life and health insurance sectors. While representing a similar pool of companies as their predecessors, this year's honorees will surprise the reader with their unique qualities and backgrounds.

Member Experience is Key for Holly Morris, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Holly Morris, Senior Vice Presidence and Chief Information Officer of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and one of Insurance & Technology's Elite 8 2007, speaks about the influence of her liberal arts education in driving an outstanding technology career, and the transformation of Thrivent's technology to drive growth through a better member experience and relation

Mark Boxer Helps Make WellPoint a HealthCare Industry Transformation Leader

Mark Boxer, President and CEO Operations, Technology and Government Services at WellPoint, Inc., and one of Insurance & Technology's Elite 8 2007, talks about his career path through the development of consumer-directed health movement, the value of IT for healthcare consumers, and the state of members' online experience at health insurer WellPoint.

Jim Hanson Drives Evolution of Mutual of Omaha's IT Organization

Jim Hanson, EVP, Information Services, Mutual of Omaha, and one of Insurance & Technology's Elite 8 2007, reports on the evolution of Mutual's IT organization over the past 11 years, his organization's focus on efficiency and simplicity, and the launching of the carrier's revenue-producing IT services subsidiary Continuum Worldwide.

Identifying the Insurance & Technology Elite 8 Insurance CIOs

Successful insurance technology executives share common traits, including the ability to establish credibility with the business, build a solid technology architecture, assemble effective teams, and implement plans with an eye to both the short and long term.

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