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 June 2013
The rapidly increasing volume, variety and velocity of information circulation will affect how insurers manage enterprise risk, but many carriers are struggling with the basic problems of data aggregation, integration and governance.
No great movements or team accomplishments of any kind happen without commitment on the part of leaders and followers, urges executive coaching consultant Catherine Stagg-Macey, formerly of Celent.
The carrier will utilize Valen's Predict risk selection and pricing tool to drive improved underwriting for both existing business segments and in support of the carrier's growth strategy into other areas.
Technical competence is never enough, at least not for inspiring excellence in execution in others, helping them to be better than the teams you're competing against.
The carrier's goal was to implement a solution that would provide greater self-sufficiency, enabling the company to better respond to market and product changes with less reliance on the technology vendor.
The Milwaukee, Wisc.-based life insurer has taken the risk out of leading-edge technology exploration by creating a dedicated fund and project team.
What a new Gartner report terms "active loss prevention" could usher in a new era of insurer/policyholder cooperation in the prevention of loss of property and person — potentially reshaping consumers' perception of the value of the insurance industry.
Start up ventures without legacy burdens enjoy a great opportunity for a forward-looking management team to really embed analytics and digital communications into their strategy, but others can leverage technology for specialty success, suggests Martina Conlon, Novarica.
The Ben Franklin-founded company set out to find a core systems solution that could meet expectations of producers and insureds for service and information access, while providing internal process efficiencies and continual upgrades as technology advances.
New York Insurance Commissioner Ben Lawsky's criticism of captive reinsurance deals appears sensationalist in light of the yesterday's FIO report and industry-side statements.
CIO Pawel Brzeksi and vendor technical lead Michal Majcher recounted ING Poland’s journey from case management to customer engagement at the PegaWORLD user group meeting at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Fla.
Narragansett Bay Insurance’s dynamic reaction plan and Blue Cod’s services enabled the carrier to handle more than double anticipated claims.
E-application, e-signature and automated underwriting capabilities help distributors sell life insurance.
The Retirement Radar application has eased the guaranteed income conversation between financial advisers and clients, letting the insurer expand marketing of lifetime annuities beyond its captive distribution force.
Built around the vendor's Quicksolver core platform, Quicksolver Connect is a virtual shopping mall of pre-integrated, web-deployed software components enabling a best-of-breed approach to meet insurers' specific needs.
The solution, which includes call center integration, will be used by over 13,000 insurance producers selling Sentinel Security’s final expense products in 25 states.
The carrier has added the ePolicy Delivery process to its Quick Request short-form tickets for new applications to create what Senior VP Chris Olson calls a front-to-back electronic offering that is hard to beat, from a producer's perspective.