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 July 2010
Reporting to BCBSMN CIO Jay Levine, Parhar will be responsible for overseeing the development of a multi-year information technology strategy.
Deloitte says it will be able to assist clients in streamlining their security and compliance processes, remediating information security gaps and complying with the HIPAA security rule, HITECH Act and state breach notification laws.
Steve Byrne, Harleysville's VP of agency and field automation technology, has been named acting chief technology officer, and John Griggs, the carrier's VP of insurance management systems has been named acting CIO.
Patriot Risk Management iPad pilot tests efficiencies of cutting-edge mobile devices versus traditional laptop options.
Sources say Tripathi left the company for personal reasons.
The Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 brings no explicit new federal insurance regulator but the potential impact of the new Federal Insurance Office on the industry remains unclear.
In his newly created position, the former Gartner and Keane Worldzen consultant will work closely with the P&C carriers senior leadership to deliver enterprise-wide operating efficiencies, stronger business results and superior service capabilities.
As of Aug. 2, 2010, the free Web-based subrogation management system, which is currently used by seven of the top ten insurance carriers, will be available in a total 15 states and the District of Columbia.
While the Dodd-Frank bill, expected to be signed into law by President Obama next week, has spared insurers explicit duplicative regulation, the powers of the new Federal Insurance Office remain undefined.
Golub's public criticism of Benmosche eventually precipitated the latter's saying to the board that the CEO/chairman relationship had become ""ineffective and unsustainable." Golub cited Benmosche's sentiments in a letter of resignation hand-delivered yesterday afternoon to George Miles, chairman of AIG's governance committee.
Golub cites CEO Robert Benmosche's declaration to the board that the CEO/chairman working relationship had become "ineffective and unsustainable."
While cloud computing's definition remains nebulous and concerns about security in the clouds persist, insurers ultimately will find the technology's ability to cost-efficiently scale up or down too hard to resist.
It shouldn't be surprising that many insurance execs consider cloud computing to be little more than a marketing term.
SunGard's new ERM framework, designed to support Solvency II compliance, comprises the vendor's iWorks ERM solution, HP's consulting services and infrastructure portfolio, and Microsoft's HPC and SQL servers.
The two executives take on roles held by Bill Bloom, Travelers CIO since 2003, operations head since 2006, who left to join outsourcing company EXL.
The Wisconsin-based regional P&C carrier expects the system to improve efficiency, enabling getting new rating features to market faster and at lower cost.
In the newly created role of executive vice president, global client services, Bloom will lead all of EXL's client-facing functions in a unified fashion including sales and marketing, strategic account management, and transformation services.
Successful implementation addressed the multiline carrier's need for an advanced billing solution and streamlined procedures that supported the goal of providing optimal service to its home office staff and agents.
Gary Jenkins, an economist with London's Evolution Securities, hedged his market analysis note on Friday, conceding "unless Paul says differently." - from an Associated Press article.
The Texas-based marketer of life and annuity products domestically and globally chose iPipeline based on its offerings' ease-of-use and accelerated processing power the carrier's global producers require to do their jobs.
The vendor's ID3 policy admin platform, which supports products with atypical features, has enabled distribution of Trustmark's flagship product within New York.
The impact of 10,000 new actuaries (this year alone) in a technologically liberated and influential role within insurance companies is hard to underestimate. However, one likely change it is likely to bring, Fitzgerald argues, is that the actuarial function itself will evolve to a "multi-source, onshore/offshore...model."