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 October 2010
If AIG CEO Bob Benmosche's cancer were to render him unable to fulfill his duties, chairman Steve Miller would become interim CEO until a long-term replacement could be found.
The prosecution of former Goldman Sachs employee Sergey Aleynikov shows how vulnerable vital systems-related intellectual property can be to the actions of rogue employees.
Currently undergoing "aggressive" chemotherapy, Benmosche reports feeling well and able to work his normal schedule.
A settlement between Allstate and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners serves as a reminder of the importance of consistent, standardized processes across the enterprise and that, in the end, the quality of computer output is only as good as the input.
Among the appointments made retirement in light of the retirement of COO John Degnan on Dec. are that of Dino Robusto, who oversees IT, to president of personal lines and claims.
My blog post published earlier this week, "Facebook Privacy Breach Shows Hazards of Social Media for Insurers," triggered an exchange with Anand Rao, a partner at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants. Anand shares his insights into the hazards insurers face, and what regulators are likely to consider due diligence on the part of insurers.
Eckerly will report to The Hartford's chairman, president and CEO, Liam McGee.
Insurers are developing the means to control internal use of social media platforms and influence external discussions in ways that protect brand equity and advance business goals.
A key lesson of the Wall Street Journal investigation is how complex digital communications leaves a trail whereby opportunistic parties can gain access to information deemed to be private and even protected at some levels.
En route to becoming Unum’s Global CIO, Kathy Owen has overseen game-changing technology improvements through several M&As.
New sales and service operations facility, which will add approximately 800 jobs to Nationwide's local presence, is planned for completion in 2012.
Over the past decade Senior EVP Richard Connell has driven the modernization of Selective Insurance Company of America's systems, from infrastructure and core systems to agent-facing technology and underwriting capabilities.
USAA SVP and CIO Greg Schwartz stresses process excellence in service of a superior member experience.
RGA SVP and CIO Mark Showers brings a large-company perspective to rapidly growing RGA Reinsurance.
A.J. Lang, who joined WellPoint in 2008, will succeed Beer in the CIO Role.
Insurers will need to adjust ways of doing business to suit a new business environment. Whether the duration of the current environment is long or short, insurers who achieve process agility will be better able to respond than those who lack that capability.
Accenture says the $51 million deal will strengthen its position as a leading provider of sourcing and procurement consulting and outsourcing services.
The sheer mass of hurricane-borne rain, as estimated in this video, make it easy to understand the destruction that it can cause, for example in the form of devastating mudslides and landscape-altering sinkholes.
This is fun to watch for several reasons, inviting reflection on the tough calls engineers must make and the relative demands of different jobs.target="_blank">video linked below from a blog called Artifacting.
Apart from the small matter of standard, compatible parts, the only difference is that you have to do it with the engine still running!
The St. Paul based-insurer believes the electronic application offering will facilitate producer success, attract talent and enhance producer and client service.