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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 2004

A Game of Strategy

Chess has been called "the game of kings," but in the case of Ricardo Garcia, it's also the game of an insurance technologist.

Clauson Heads Group IT At Mutual of Omaha

Following a three-year leadership role in information security at Mutual of Omaha, Steve Clauson has taken on the responsibility of leading all information services activities in support of the carrier's group benefit services operations and I/S customer service.

Compliance as Opportunity

Regulatory compliance demands force insurers to dedicate scarce resources, but meeting those demands can be the occasion to accomplish worthwhile IT goals.

OIT Gives FMB Workflow Boost

Motivated by the vulnerability of paper records, Farm Bureau Mutual finds greater efficiency through Docfinity document management solution.

AXA Agent Front-End Launch

Webstation application gives financial advisors fingertip access to comprehensive sales-related information and functionality.

AIGT Tackles Mass Auto

Taking on the unique difficulties of processing Massachusetts personal automobile insurance, AIG Technologies (AIGT) has developed MassXpress.

Health Insurer Signs CSC

Seeking to simplify systems and improve speed-to-market, Livonia, Mich.-based health insurer American Community Mutual Insurance Co. has signed a seven-year, $12 million contract for software and services with CSC.


As CIO of American Family Life Byrne Chapman already spends a large part of his time providing people with the support they need to be successful, but he has found even more time for a charity devoted to promoting the health and welfare of children.

Roser Takes on PMO at Travelers

As Travelers (Hartford, $66 billion in assets) seeks to hit business goals, Jamie Roser, second vice president, commercial lines systems, has been given responsibility to direct a new program management office (PMO)

Refining Business Alignment at AIG

Linking IT investment tightly to business value is nothing new to AIG (New York, more than $600 billion in assets under management), but the P&C powerhouse has worked on refining its governance model during Mark Popolano's tenure as CIO, beginning in 2000

2004 Business Technology Forecast

What are the critical trends and issues that will confront insurance technology executives and their organizations in the coming year?

The Hazards of Wireless LANs

While insurers cautiously assess potential benefits, deployment of rogue devices can open critical vulnerabilities.

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