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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 September 2005

Where Are They Now -- A Different Kind of Alignment

When she was with Farmers Insurance (Los Angeles) and Zurich Financial Services' (Zurich, Switzerland) European operations, one of Cecilia Claudio's preoccupations was business and technology alignment.

Back To Business

Location Intelligence; A Safer Safe; Automatic Improvement; Rockford Bets on Horizon; Turning Lead(s) To Gold; Get the Picture

The Elusive Prize: Effective Cross-Selling

Though every insurer would like to capitalize on existing customer relationships to increase sales - and the technologies to enable enterprisewide data sharing are available - only a minority of insurers succeed in crossing lines of business to increase customer wallet share effectively.

Axcelis Cuts Jobs, Posts Loss

Kevin Murray, Executive Vice President, CIO, AXA Financial During his years as a CIO of New York-based AIG (first quarter 2005 net income of $3.68 billion), Kevin Murray learned many valuable lessons about the challenges of legacy systems integration.

Beacon Selects PCMS Atlas System

Beacon Insurance Group (about $50 million in annual premium) selected Property & Casualty Management Systems' (PCMS; Dallas) Atlas policy, claim and billing administration system to support the Wichita Falls, Texas-based insurer's transformation from a one-segment, one-state company to a more diverse, regionally oriented carrier.

A Time to Buy

While other industry verticals divest, many health insurers are expanding their core competencies in response to increasing information demands associated with the consumer-directed healthcare trend.

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