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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 November 2007


Former SVP of IT business applications Kathy Owen has been named the Chatanooga-based disability insurer's chief information officer, reporting to COO Bob Best. Brent Rogers, former SVP for operations and technology has been named CTO.

Stupidity and Negligence Result in Staggering British Data Privacy Breach

Whatever this means for the British government and governments in general, the incident once again sounds the general alarm about the vulnerability of private data that individuals choose to or are forced to disclose to supposedly responsible parties. And it shows once again that clever security measures focused on defense against malice may be inadequate in the face of official arrogance, laziness, stupidity and plain incompetence.

State Farm’s Oakley Tackles Legacy

Recently appointed State Farm CIO Mark Oakley will apply both business and technology experience to the carrier's legacy technology challenges and customer experience ambitions.

Steve Miller Heads Encompass Insurance IT

The newly named AVP in charge of technology at Allstate personal lines brand Encompass will focus on speedier and more intuitive systems for independent agents, brokers and other distribution channels.

Medical Mutual of Ohio Acquires Benefit Services

Addressing market changes driven by rising healthcare costs, Medical Mutual of Ohio has added the "boutique" capabilities of small group focused third-party administrator (TPA) Benefit Services, Inc., to the Cleveland-based carrier's own TPA offering.

LOMA and LIMRA Face Future Together

The boards of LOMA and LIMRA have agreed to unite under the new name LL Global, saying that the complementary offerings of the groups will bring members synergies.

Editor's Note: Chilling at I&T's Executive Summit

Reflecting on the implications of the new consumer for insurers' customer outreach, and of the underappreciated demographic inevitability of that consumer's emergence, Plaxo's Todd Masonis said, "You should be scared."

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