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 2009
Hughes comes to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina from GE Financial, where he has been CIO for Global Risk Management and Distribution Finance.
The Rochelle, Ill.-based center, built to meet LEED Gold certification, takes advantage of the city's high capacity fiber-optics network.
Mathas succeeds Sy Sternberg, who had remained chairman of the board of directors in a non-executive capacity following his retirement June 30, 2008.
Following a 12-month pilot, the new service is planned to be available to any carrier who wants to participate in what SWIFT calls a shared vision of faster, more standardized settlement of insurance and reinsurance transactions.
Earnix Risk Premium Module enables faster and more accurate results for optimizing customer value through advanced modeling techniques, the vendor claims.
The strategic partnership will enable Global 360 to provide a secure hosted enterprise SaaS delivery environment for Global 360 applications and to offer long-term hosted storage on eGistics' data centers.
Lhomond heads the company's Hedging Programs Management and reports to Richard Dziadzio, executive vice president and CFO.
Carriers that get to know their customers well -- by effectively leveraging collected data and by simply listening to what they say -- have a huge advantage in a tough insurance market.
By using GT Software's Ivory Data Access for mainframe data transfer, CAR was able to solve data congestion and delays caused by error-triggered batch reruns.
AIG's board concurs with Liddy that the CEO and chairman roles should be separated and says it will conduct a search to fill each position.
Smith's priorities include systems integration in the wake of Hannover Re's acquisition of ING's individual life reinsurance business.
Oracle's bid to acquire Sun is groundbreaking from a general technology point of view but its meaning for the insurance industry is likely to manifest itself over a longer timeframe, as the vendor's strategy evolves.
For the first phase of the carrier's broker portal initiative, vendors playing key roles included iter8, Mutual Concept Computer Group, Applied Systems, Keal Technology, and Custom Software Solutions.
The vendor's ServiceOptimization Suite will be deployed in the carrier's auto insurance business to more efficiently schedule field engineer appointments.
A multi-year renewal contract adds the Audatex Insight solution to the suite of the vendor's products used by the Columbus, Ohio based auto insurer.
Ten-year contract includes full back-office administration services for an additional 270,000 life policies to be converted onto the vendor's CyberLife policy admin system.
Zurich Financial Services' Target Operating Model initiative is built to anticipate the future demands of the market while building in flexibility.
The new offering combines a high-deductible plan with a triple tax-free health savings account and supplemental critical illness coverage.
The top technology post can be stressful at the best of times. Some distinguished insurance CIOs share their personal strategies for dealing with the demands of the job.
Property/Casualty insurers save an average of 32 percent on offshore versus onshore business process outsourcing alternatives, according to Conning Research & Consulting.
The contract with Connective Technologies will support the Coral Gables, Fla.-based P&C carrier's business through agents in Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee.