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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

Moore Tornado May Spur CAT Reserving Regulatory Reform

5/24/2013
If insurers were permitted to put aside funds with favorable tax treatment, it would not take long to build up significant reserves that would be available in the event of a catastrophe, notes Howard Mills, chief advisor with Deloitte LLP's insurance industry group.

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New Novarica Analyst From CIO Side

5/2/2013
In his new role as analyst, former Navy Mutual CIO Tom Benton will report on core system transformation, IT strategy and project management, with a focus on life and annuity carriers.

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Analysts Assess Insurity's AQS Acquisition

3/7/2013
This latest manifestation of the Hartford-based vendor's renaissance exemplifies several industry trends, including a preference for core system suites, the importance of scale and the demand for ISO rating capabilities.

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How is Insurance Technology Like Downton Abbey?

2/26/2013
The great English house is a legacy system embedded in an institution with a history of hostile takeover. Its survival depends on accessing new talent and reorienting itself to understand its mission from an outside-in perspective.

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Mobile: The Road Ahead for Insurers

2/20/2013
The insurance industry has begun to provide relevant mobile capabilities to customers and distributors, but carriers must develop strategies of engagement beyond mobile that embrace the data processing implications of 'the Internet of things.'

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Grading Insurers' Sandy Claims Response

1/18/2013
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.

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