Hong Kong – May 2, 2019 – Launching Asia InsurTech Podcast – Insider stories featuring entrepreneurs, thought leaders and investors in InsurTech and innovation in insurance.
When it comes to InsurTech, all eyes are on the US and Europe. Asia InsurTech Podcast is the only Asian insurance focused podcast that gives Asian InsurTech Entrepreneurs, Thought Leaders and Investors a platform to present and discuss how technology is helping reshape the insurance industry. The podcast aims to help accelerate innovation in insurance in Asia by telling the stories behind some of the most innovative organizations in the insurance space and introducing the people behind them. Asia InsurTech Podcast is the platform to share lessons of both the successes and failures of existing businesses in the region. We will delve deeply into the topic of what is being done in Asia to innovate and accelerate the industry.
The podcast enables insurers and investors to discover potential high growth startups and potential “unicorns” in Asia and give entrepreneurs and thought leaders a vehicle to share ideas and raise awareness globally. It provides insights into the Asian InsurTech and startup ecosystem in order to understand future trends developing in this region.
Behind the podcast are Theresa Blissing, Michael Waitze and Venture Builder Whatnot.
Theresa is the founder of Accelerating Insurance and a Thought Leader on innovation in insurance in Asia as well as a recognized researcher on Big Data in insurance. She has worked for ten years for leading multinational insurers in Europe and Asia before turning to management consulting and venture building with the goal of transforming the insurance industry and helping shape its future in the region.
Michael has previously worked for major international organisations including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, UBS and CitiGroup as well as supported and advised local tech giants like aCommerce and investors like Ardent Capital in Thailand. Since 2016, Michael has been running his media business hosting several tech podcasts in Asia.
Whatnot is a venture building studio based in Bangkok. They build and co-found handmade startups with corporations in Thailand. Like a M&A in reverse, corporate venture building aims to fast-track the growth of startups through a combination of the best of several tools. Whatnot is pioneering these services in Thailand and across South East Asia.
The season premiere is launching five episodes:
Episode 01: Puay Lim Yeo – Head of Asia, BIMA – MicroInsurance – We’re Still Tip of the Iceberg
Episode 02 – Thanasak Hoontrakul – Vouch – The Idea Is To Change Claim Behavior
Episode 03 – Chris Garrett – Country Head DocDoc – A Legitimate Desire To Change the HealthCare Industry
Episode 04 – Layak Singh – Founder, Artivatic – Minimum Data Points With Maximum Efficiency
Episode 05 – AIR Special with Zao Wu, Koby Karp and William Malek – Asia Insurance Review – How Will InsurTechs Disrupt Distribution
From May 6th there will be a new episode every Monday at 3pm HK/SG time.
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