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 June 2012
The three biggest technology areas respondents said would be funded were IT infrastructure, by far the largest, followed by customer growth or service, and data warehouses.
The Court held that the mandate within the Affordable Care Act to purchase health insurance is constitutional as long as states would only lose new federal funds if they fail to comply with the new requirements, rather than existing sources of healthcare-related funding.
Created with help from Brooklyn, N.Y. digital marketer Huge, the site provides a streamlined experience aimed at easing navigation for users who may not be familiar with XL and its products.
Available from the App Store, the app lets financial advisors show clients their current economic value and potential earnings through retirement.
The app is designed to help wholesalers educate financial advisors about Jackson's Elite Access variable annuity, which the carrier says enables greater portfolio diversification by using alternative asset classes.
The La Brea, Calif.-based insurer's greenfield initial implementation of a full core system suite in a new state paved the way for renovated systems and business processes across the enterprise.
A new "Insights" module extends analytics and reporting with embedded text analytics and interactive dashboards.
The insurance program administrator will use STG Billing, STG Agent Self Service Portal and STG Electronic Billing Payment and Presentment solutions to replace its mainframe legacy environment.
The app, which describes the company's insurance organization, is designed to express Starr's brand promise and vision.
What Great American CIO Piyush Singh learned about the character of up-and-coming IT professionals while teaching a graduate class at the University of Cincinnati.
Workforce optimization technologies provide insurance companies with business agility and transparency into their processes, powering greater efficiency and productivity as well as a more engaging work environment.
Jackson National Life maintains a training and internship pipeline while engaging recruiters and educational institutions to attract outstanding technology professionals to the company's IT organization.
Even as technology is driving change in the insurance industry more than ever, today's commerce is characterized by the human concerns of consumers, be they end-customers, customer-facing employees or even mobile app developers.
Building on a long-standing carrier/vendor relationship, Aviva will apply iter8's communic8 platform to reducing the time and effort necessary for a broker to transfer a book of business to insurer.
New FCCI CIO Paul Ayoub will focus on agent-facing capabilities in support of the carrier's long-term vision for state expansion in commercial lines.
In his keynote address at the 2012 IASA conference, the author of In Search of Excellence told the audience that he who serves the end-customer is the manager's customer.
Carney has 33 years of experience in the workers' compensation insurance industry in a variety of capacities. He most recently served as vice president of Underwriting, Product Development and Management for PMA Insurance Group.
The insurer seeks to simplify its claims operations by consolidating the number of systems its adjusters need to do their jobs and by automating many of the routine tasks involved in the claims process so that adjusters could focus their attention on better servicing their customers and agents.
Properly used, workforce optimization is not merely a proven technology but part of transformative strategy to improve an insurer's competitive position.
Social networking is creating vast amounts of data that are potentially useful for insurance purposes but insurers risk harming their reputation with cyber snooping tactics.
The Hartford-based vendor has reengaged with the industry in the wake of its departure from LexisNexis with the release of new forms authoring tool and the replatforming of its personal lines P&C policy admin system.
InsuranceEnterprise provides secure, and rapid SaaS delivery of processing capabilities that go beyond the core to comprise the entire P&C insurance value chain.
As consumers increasingly expect to be able to manage their financial lives via the mobile channel, insurers must develop explicit strategies to extend a full range of content and data management processes to mobile devices.