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 May 2012
Hot topics discussed at the conference include business innovation and agile process transformation; the management and analysis of “big data”; a focus on customer-centricity; and evolving mobile and portal solutions for insurance distribution.
The vendor will manage implementation of its Sapiens Reinsurance solution, to be completed by year-end, enabling RiverStone to augment its management and control of its reinsurance program.
Brad Fedorchuk, VP, Group Marketing, talks about the opportunities and challenges of mobility, and how Great-West Life has created a strategy to complement its existing online and and call center capabilities.
The combined software and consulting solution uses a proven data quality methodology to assess and quantify data defects, deploy and apply insurance-centric business logic to measure impact, and manage and establish business-as-usual processes in order to automate data defect analysis and visualization.
A world of rules-driven automation and decision-making requires more robust, and perhaps more insurance industry-specific rules governance discipline and technology.
Hyland's Ed McQuiston sees opportunities for success in the background of core system modernization efforts, discusses customer appetite for guidance on mobility.
The carrier is approaching a rearchitecting of risk models along the lines of what SVP Jose Trasancos calls a "rooftop" model, centered on customer and household.
Juan Mazzini, Celent's new senior analyst, shares some of the research and advisory firm's high-level insights into the changing terms of technology-driven competition in the insurance industry.
1st Guard CIO Dan Ribar discusses how the truck insurer's unique customer base has shaped a comprehensive mobile strategy that includes web site, device, content management and the latest enhancements to its TRUCKER1 iPhone app.
The combined impact of four technologies has the potential to drastically reduce the amount of auto premium, and thus overall premium, in the U.S. P&C insurance industry over the next decade, according to author Donald Light.
The carrier will use the InsureRight predictive analytics solution as a foundation for assessing new growth opportunities and more accurately pricing its current book of business.
A quick roundup of industry expert views on life & annuity carriers' system investment business drivers and functional desiderata for core system modernization.
Measures such as wiping only enterprise data from the phone of a terminated employee, limiting access and installing virus protection are only the start of what insurers must do to address the vulnerabilities of the emerging mobile channel.
The carrier will use FirstBest UMS to streamline underwriting and deliver superior collaboration to better accommodate brokers' timeframes and deadlines by making it easier for them to directly access and collaborate with OneBeacon Professional Insurance's experts.
InsuranceSuite will provide SBI Insurance the system architecture will enable high levels of flexibility and scalability, in line with the insurer's information systems policy of "compact systems" and "compact operations."
How to ensure that your strategy clear about the planned usage of capabilities when shaping a security strategy for mobile devices.