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 2012
Insurers' mobile-focused consumerization is a heartening development, but they need to scrupulously examine the new information security exposures that mobile creates within their business processes.
The insurer cites the vendor's combination of modern, multi-line solutions and knowledgeable staff in the selection of the Insuresoft suite for driving greater ease of business for distributors.
A-PLUS 2.0 offers new patent-pending household-based search technology from TransUnion, and provides a new "alert" feature that can greatly streamline the quote process for web, call centers, agents, and back-end underwriting systems.
The insurer identified ClaimCenter as system that could best help support its growing commercial business, create operational efficiencies through the consolidation of disparate systems, and address the need for higher quality data in its pursuit of improved analytics.
Andesa Services' Participant and Policy Owner System (POPS) will be integrated with existing Lincoln technology platforms, providing enhanced functionality for distributors, plan sponsors and plan participants.
Fast food restaurant Nandos, known for its cheeky advertisement parodies, punked Santam's original ad, only to be pwned in a sequel.
The FICO Claims Fraud Solution detects and prioritizes fraud incidents using predictive models, business rules and link analysis.
Insurers and other applicants must be ready to begin a massive review task to defend their brands from potential abuse of generic top level domain name abuse.
The new GroupNet Mobile app provides secure mobile access to personalized coverage information, allows online submission of healthcare claims, and provides the location of the nearest healthcare providers with access to Great-West Life's Provider eClaims through a built-in GPS-based mapping tool.
Consumer adoption of mobile, social media and other new technologies requires insurance CIOs to recast their technology architectures and reassert their strategic role. I&T offers three keys to turning consumerization into a competitive advantage.
IBM did not disclose the terms of its agreement to acquire the Toronto-based compensation and sales performance analytics software vendor.
Meuthing will also serve as chief operating officer for Great American Financial Resources and will continue in his role as general counsel and EVP of the wholly owned subsidiary.
Inadequate security practices exposed the personal health and other information of over 1 million people collectively through incidents that occurred in Utah, California and Washington, D.C.
Like the advent of the PC and the Internet, mobile devices and other consumer technologies are driving a revolution in the development of corporate information architecture in order to meet rapidly changing customer expectations, relates Annabelle Bexiga, CIO, TIAA-CREF, and 2011 I&T Elite 8 honoree.
Capgemini will be the prime systems integrator and will be responsible for the end-to-end solution encompassing the core Guidewire application.
Torus chief administrative officer Michael Kim explains how the company's rapid success has been aided by the opportunity to build technology infrastructure and architecture from scratch, avoiding the friction and delays of legacy insurance systems.
The former army officer brings 35 years of experience in information technology and financial services and entrepreneurial activities.
The $10 million investment reflects the vendor's continuing success, which is based on insurers' conviction in the critical role of front-office solutions and underwriting automation, according to research and advisory firm SMA.