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 April 2011
A customized version of Aon Benfield’s PathWise variable annuity risk management solution enabled the creation of Standard Life Canada’s new hedging platform.
CIO Ray Oral calls software visualization a "proven best practice" and says iRise will support more efficient communication and collaboration with outsourcing partners.
The newest version of the annuity sales and research solution includes enhanced reporting, search and comparison features, and user-friendly workflow, according to the vendor.
The Jackson, Miss.-based carrier will deploy the electronic application to its 4,200 career agents in support of point-of-sale activities.
The Nevada based workers' compensation carrier is renovating core systems and infrastructure to enable agile market response and greater self service for its independent agents.
The public interest concerns of insurers increase on the procurement process is debatable, but the magnitude of potential savings for insurers is not.
The legislation, which would be enforced by the FTC, would demand explicit "opt in" on the part of the consumer, clear disclosure on the part of information collectors, as well as contractual force regarding claimed and actual use of personally identifiable information.
Version 2.95 of Life Portraits ES offers immediate access to decision making information by providing a new click for quick view, plan change notes which will help ensure avoiding last minute updates, and multiple effective date rates, according to StoneRiver.
Guidewire's core systems will support a tranformation aimed at growth, speed-to-market, improved service and greater operational efficiency.
MSF's data certification capability delivers about 300 authoritative reports with validating "watermark" to support confident collaboration and business decision-making.
Later this month Boxer will succeed retiring CIO Phil Emond, who will work with Boxer during a transition period ending this summer.
Unum sees service desk as a core insurance IT organization competency within the ITIL Services Management paradigm and has found a way to provide significantly improved service without increasing costs.