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 2001
The reason wireless has not taken off is that we have not made it easy to do, Joseph G. Ferra, chief wireless officer,
Fidelity Investments, told Financial Technology Expo & Conference attendees. However, according to Ferra, aggressive financial services companies are well placed to take advantage of wireless opportunities.
InSystems launches InSystems Group Service, an e-business portal enabling group insurance carriers to provide self-service capabilities to plan sponsors, plan members and broker/TPAs; Allstate Bank deploys components of Sanchez Computer Associates' e-Profile outsourced solution; a new partnership with AnnuityNet enables the annuities operation of Lincoln Financial Group to offer online sales and service capabilities to its distribution partners.
Tireless energy and a highly qualified, loyal team let Mark Popolano tame the "technology monster" of AIG's vast IT organization.
As The Hartford's first CTO, technology generalist Ken Barger plots the infrastructure needed for a new standard of customer service and interaction.
Challenging times bring technology executives greater influenceand heavier responsibilities.
Executives report marathon work shifts, great morale during disaster recovery operations.
BCE Emergis is debuting new "order-to-pay" electronic transaction
technology through a contract with The Principal Financial Group. The five-year, multi-million dollar contract will provide The Principal's group life and health business the capability to present corporate customers with electronic premium statements derived from their current enrollment databases.
CNA has launches new capabilities on its CNA Central Web site; Lincoln Re Risk Management Services (will provide quotes on group health employer stop loss insurance through Internet-based subscription service QuoteLab; New York Life Investment Management launches three new Web sites.
Interactive Web bot created in CEO's image gives personalized answers to health insurer's brokers, providers, and corporate and individual clients.
Tech Execs See Big Advance Over Earlier Operating Systems.
Extranet portal now provides transactional capabilities.
After the World Trade Center attack, insurers deal with shock and grief, while emergency disaster plans kick in and IT operations are restored.