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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 October 2012

Don’t Think That Sandy Can’t Happen Again

We won't know for some time how damaging Sandy has been, but a little historical perspective is in order lest we think we don't need to prepare for such events in the not-too-distant future.

What’s Sandy Going to Cost?

FEMA says Sandy could cause $3 billion in wind damage alone; others place Sandy in the company of Irene, Ike and maybe beyond.

Go, Go, Gadget: Top Emerging Technology Tools for Insurers

The executives selected as Elite 8 2012 honorees have reached the heights of their profession by being savvy observers of the digital landscape and prudent marshals of technology. Here are some of their views on the latest and greatest enterprise solutions.

Elite 8 2012: Sal Abano Leads Tower IT Team To Growth

CIO Sal Abano has drawn on a 26-year military career, including his experience as the U.S. Army's regional CTO in Iraq, in applying a team leadership approach in IT to support Tower Group Companies' growth. By Anthony O'Donnell

Introducing I&T’s Elite 8 of 2012

Insurance & Technology once again has the pleasure of introducing the year’s Elite 8 Award winners, who will be featured in I&T Daily during the course of the week.

How Insurance CIOs Can Avoid Failure and Establish Their Credibility

CIOs looking to make an impression should take advantage of “low-hanging fruit," and not avoid the major “career-killing” initiatives but be as transparent as possible about risks, acting in the character of a strategic advisor with a unique view of the enterprise.

4 Major Challenges for Insurance CIOs: E&Y's Hollander

Today's insurance CIO faces the demand to support growth and profitability, increase focus on the customer, and develop new data capabilities to support regulatory demands and other business imperatives, according to Ernst & Young's David Hollander.

Insurers Hit the Underwriting Mark With Big Data

While insurers are still in the early stages of adopting big data for underwriting, those that can hit the target now are likely to outpace their competitors -- if they can get the insight into the hands of decision makers.

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