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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 July 2006

Gosnell Takes CUNA Baton

Tom Gosnell has been passed the technology leadership baton at Madison, Wis.-based CUNA Mutual Group ($2.64 billion in 2005 revenue), leaving former CIO Rick Roy to concentrate on his new role as SVP of customer operations.

Esposito: Business First

The cost-consciousness prevalent in the lean years following the dot-com bust has tended to blunt the innovative spirit of technology leadership at insurance companies, in the view of Mark Esposito, the recently appointed CIO for The Hartford Financial Services subsidiary Hartford Life's individual life division.

Whitehill Acquires InSystems

Vendor seeks to increase footprint in insurance vertical with more-comprehensive document automation solutions.

Easy Money

The Hartford and JPMorgan Chase create debit cards with cash allowances to meet emergency needs of policyholders.

Annuity System: Scalable, Flexible and Fast

TIAA-CREF sought an admin system for its after-tax variable annuity business that was scalable and flexible, would enable greater speed-to-market, and would fit in with the company's future technology roadmap.

P&C System: Modern World, Modern System

Armed Forces Insurance decided it needed to replace its legacy policy administration system to improve efficiency and meet the evolving needs of a diverse personal lines customer base spread over the entire nation.

In With The New

New offerings based on advanced technologies, as well as intensifying competitive pressures, make a strong argument for P&C legacy systems replacement.

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