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 January 2013
Microinsurance may cover as many as 1 billion people by 2020, according to the Microinsurance Network, but questions remain as to the potential profitability of the business in a given geography.
Insurance CIOs must begin to address legacy issues and skill deficits in order to be able to meet the service, operational efficiency and profitability demands of the next decade.
AIR Worldwide and Willis counsel against increased risks from natural catastrophe, cyber risk, reputational risk and the potential consequences of abandoning ERM efforts.
CIO Jim Korcykoski and project leader Seth Flory, VP, Business Transformation Office, relate how Nationwide decided the time — and the target system — was right for a package policy admin system implementation for processing policies representing about $9 billion in premium.
Industry associations and commentators praise Nelson’s government and insurance experience at a time when the industry is under closer scrutiny by the federal government.
The picture of how well or how poorly insurers responded to Hurricane Sandy is complex. While some carriers did outstanding work, others were slow to respond, disappointing the public, agents and brokers. Some carriers' legalistic wrangling about claims has magnified that disappointment.
Three of the top five risks ranked by 1,000 influential respondents from around the world could have a profound effect on the insurance industry, according to Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School.
Former Bank of the West EVP and CTO James Hanna will support Genworth Financial Wealth Management's continuing efforts to deliver innovative solutions and functionality for advisors and their clients.
"On-board" technologies are not the only ones insurers need to consider as having the potential to reduce auto premium, insists Celent's Donald Light.
The Philadelphia-based vendor, whose forwardPAS system has a pedigree through pioneer L&A-focused system AdminServer, will support Mumbai-based Health India TPA Services’ healthcare claims administration.
Cigna will invest in Audax Health and partner with the company to develop a digital health experience that seeks to make health-related activities a fun part of everyday life.
The inherent autonomy of self-driving cars raises issues about driver liability and also data privacy, according to Bryant Walker Smith, a fellow at Stanford’s Center for the Internet and Society.