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 2005
Chuck Cornelio has made a mark at Jefferson Pilot Financial by driving the vision of a "digital life company.” He may now get a chance to put that vision into practice as head of IT for the new Lincoln Financial Group.
Former Accenture partner will focus on effectiveness, efficiency and innovation.
The Hartford's Mike Byam helped transform how the carrier's personal and commercial lines do business. Now, he's driving transformation for the entire P&C technology organization.
Piyush Singh's front-end strategy took RLI's back-office-focused organization and built agile, user-friendly technology to match the P&C carrier's approach to business.
Having transformed MetLife's e-business IT, Georgette Piligian went on to become CIO of corporate systems, and play a leading role in finance transformation and the carrier's acquisition of Travelers Life.
As insurance technology continues to mature, so does the appreciation of IT - and the CIO's role - on the part of the business. In an era of increased technology investment, these factors are transforming today's senior insurance technology officers into influential strategic partners.
Hurricane Katrina threatened insurers' already low public image, but technology gave carriers a chance to redeem their reputations through effective claims processing.