AIP LIVE Special – Beating the Virus


Theresa is the founder of the Asia InsurTech Podcast and a Thought Leader on innovation in insurance in Asia. 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 Waitze worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo.  Michael lived and worked in Tokyo from February 1990 until December 2011.  Michael always maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used to make businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth. Michael is a leader in the digital media space, building one of the biggest and fastest-growing podcast listener bases in the region.  His show has listeners in more than 170 countries and his company, Michael Waitze Media produces some of Asia’s most popular podcasts.

Ex-Plan & Policy Analyst and also one of the board members of Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and with a well-known reputation in the Thai Insurtech Industry.

Nick Macey

Nick is an entrepreneur, passionate about creating impact through business, and the founder and CEO of Uncharted, a pioneer of modern insurance technology. Before founding Uncharted in 2017, his experiences range from sales for a software startup in Singapore, a vac truck operator on the oil and gas rigs in Northern Canada, to a summer as an investment analyst for a private equity fund based in Vancouver.

On a mission to reduce the underinsured population.

Harshet Lunani is the Founder and CEO of Qoala, the fast-growing Southeast Asian Multi-Channel Insurtech company that aims to revolutionize insurance through a combination of underwriting risk for high frequency events in daily lives and photo-based claims, assisted by machine learning. Before successfully building Qoala, Harshet founded and ran Bima Mobile’s Indonesia setup as part of the their first foray into SE Asia. Prior to this, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group and Merrill Lynch.

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The world is experiencing a global pandemic. How is everyone holding up and smashing goals? How are startups successfully managing remote work? What are great tools to maximise productivity whilst working from home? What is the impact on the insurance Industry?

We held an AIP LIVE special on Monday, 20th April and discussed how to beat the virus and smash goals in times of remote work with Amarit Franssen from AppMan, Harshet Lunani from Qoala, Nick Macey from Uncharted and Michael Lovegrove from JRNY.
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