Anthony O'Donnell

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 December 2006

In his approach to IT and business alignment, Baljit Dail, Aon's (Chicago) new global CIO, begins with himself. Having retained his duties as chief administrative officer, Dail remains head of one of Aon's business units.

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O’Brien Drives Service

Portland, Ore.-based Standard Ins. Co.'s newly appointed senior vice president for IT, David O'Brien, will continue the focus on IT/business alignment in the pursuit of state-of-the-art customer service, which he began with his arrival at the company in 2004.

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Location, Location, Location

The events of Sept. 11, 2001, demonstrated that insurers need to have a constant understanding of their risk accumulation. While today's geographic information system technology can provide that, carriers need to lay a foundation of reliable location data before they can leverage state-of-the-art GIS.

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Secure Perimeter

QUINN-direct uses NitroSecurity to beef up network security in line with the BS 17799 European security standard.

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Data-Driven Winners

Insurers must utilize new analytic technology and high-quality data to drive a competitive business strategy within the P&C industry.

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No Respect for Online Customers

For the third year in a row, life insurers are at the bottom of the Customer Respect Group's cross-industry ranking of Web sites. However, some life insurers provide examples of excellence for others to emulate.

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