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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 2010

Harleysville Names Acting CTO, CIO

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.

CNA Names Robert Jirgal SVP of Business Process Reengineering

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.

Free E-Subro Hub Expands to Eight New States

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.

AIG's Benmosche Wins Showdown With Chairman Harvey Golub

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.

A Break in the Clouds

It shouldn't be surprising that many insurance execs consider cloud computing to be little more than a marketing term.

Former Travelers CIO Bill Bloom Joins Outsourcing Company EXL

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.

Oracle Octopus Better Than Predictive Modeling

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.

National Western Life Goes Live Worldwide on iGO e-App

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.

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