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 August 2012
Malicious actors, ranging from hostile nation-states to politically motivated 'hacktivists' and organized crime rings, increasingly are leveraging advanced persistent threats to patiently target insurers, seeking intellectual property and customer information -- or just for practice.
Yaknour will work with C&F CIO Nicole Bennett to frame the company's infrastructure, simplify technology platforms across the C&F enterprise, and develop technology strategy.
The Chicago-based commercial insurer has deployed claims professionals in and near the affected areas and has equipped employees based in the New Orleans area to work remotely.
Bomb control experts pad unexploded WWII bomb with hay bales to absorb shock of explosion, failing to foresee consequences upon controlled detonation.
Hughes Telematics' In-Drive solution will power Towers Watson's DriveAbility service offering.
The former CIO of USF&G tells Insurance & Technology about how technology has smoothed over some of the issues companies like his had faced after Andrew.
The storm had a transformational effect on the industry and the public, but some of the lessons of Andrew may remain unlearned.
Users can search by name and location for contact information, interactive maps to locate dentists from one of the nation’s largest dental networks and vision providers from both VSP and Davis Vision.
Additional features offered to consumers include crowdsourcing, app, all the Gs, and available capacity up to one thousand.
Progressive's handling of a claim involving the death of a policyholder destroys any vestiges of doubt about the power of social media to harm an insurer's brand.
VisibleChoice has streamlined annuity processing in the firm's Insurance and Annuity sales operations and provided a stepping stone to an all-electronic delivery future.
World-class Indian outsourcing firms have built-in business continuity measures, but insurers need to re-evaluate the risk of prolonged power outages especially with regard to smaller partners, but even potentially to large ones.
A Guidewire ClaimCenter customer since 2007, New Jersey's largest auto and workers' comp carrier becomes an InsuranceSuite customer with the addition of the new capabilities, which will be deployed initially in workers comp.
The carrier MajescoMastek's offering over others in the market on the basis of configurability and the economy of the vendor's private cloud delivery.
New features of VisibleChoice 3.0 include mobile access and what the vendor calls comprehensive annuity sales and suitability capabilities for the solution's broker-dealer and advisor users.
What the vendor calls major enhancements to an already robust data master solution, include policy analysis, advanced analytics, data set visualization, dashboard manipulation and auditability for ETL.
How can insurance companies mitigate the risk that comes with high-stakes policy administration replacement initiatives? Four insurers reveal their strategies to diminishing risk and optimizing the business impact of new systems.
The FastTrack Transitional Service Tools keep employees engaged in return-to-work opportunities while on short-term disability leave.