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 June 2006
Working with JPMorgan Chase, The Hartford plans to provide debit cards with cash allowances to meet emergency needs of policyholders affected by natural and man-made disasters.
Tom Gosnell has been passed the technology leadership baton at CUNA Mutual Group (Madison, Wis.; $2.64 billion in 2005 revenue), leaving former CIO Rick Roy to concentrate on his new role as senior vice president of customer operations.
Holly Morris has joined Thrivent Financial for Lutherans ($67.5 billion in assets under management) as CIO at a time when the Minneapolis-based financial services company and fraternal benefit society is looking to increase the number of its clients engaged in both product ownership and participation in charitable programs.
Over the nearly two decades that Bill Jenks has been a CIO, he has worked for diverse employers, from Northrup Grumman to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to international advertising and media company Publicis Groupe (Paris).
The successful use of technology is so important, and poor utilization of it is so costly, that insurers must develop a corps of professionals within the enterprise who know how the company works, understand how technology can serve the business' strategic goals and can communicate that to people on both sides of the business/technology divide.
MassMutual prepares for long-term document handling and a modernized voice and data network.
Moderate tech expenditure reduces risk of The Standard's entry into the individual financial planning and investment management space.