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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 February 2007

Deborah Smallwood Takes CIO Job

The former TowerGroup analyst will drive a comprehensive, technology-fueled transformation of San Diego-based Insurance Company of the West.

Skywire Completes Docucorp Merger

Skywire's acquisition of Docucorp for $127 million signals aggressive expansion into the insurance and financial services market under the Skywire name.

New Wellpoint CISO Naidoo Embraces Risk

Wellpoint has appointed Shamla Naidoo vice president and chief information security officer. Naidoo was formerly senior vice president and CISO of Northern Trust Corp.

Unisys Helps RSL Automate Billing

RSL's Unisys-delivered managed service remittance processing solution is a first step toward replacing the carrier's last legacy billing system. The vendor plans to market the solution to other carriers.

FFIC Renovates Claims With Accenture

Citing high-performing claims technology as a critical factor in customer satisfaction, growth and profitability, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company has selected Accenture's recently upgraded Claim Components solution to handle all claims submitted within the carrier's commercial, personal and specialty lines.

SFG Seeks Speed

Securian Financial Group reports successful first steps on the road to greater speed to market with its new AdminServer system.

Consolidation Laggards

European and Asian life insurers have an edge over North American companies in policy admin systems consolidation, Accenture says.

Separate Ways

NCR is spinning off Teradata over the next six months, allowing both companies to concentrate on their core competencies.

Deconstructing the Business

Business process management software and process discipline are providing the means to introduce new levels of efficiency and transparency of operations. But while interest in BPM began with cost-cutting, it has become a weapon of strategic opportunism.

Culture of Compliance

Mark Johnson has been appointed Conseco's chief compliance officer, in which capacity he will oversee compliance-related activities across the company's Conseco Insurance Group, Bankers Life and Casualty Co. and Colonial Penn Life Ins. Co. units.

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