AIP LIVE Special – The Future of Insurance


Michael Waitze has been podcasting with some of the best investors and business builders globally and discussing all things startup with them from an Asian perspective. Michael worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo. Michael always maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used successfully to make businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth. Michael is quite skilled at connecting people and capital to innovative ideas and is a trusted advisor to both investors and founders. Michael is a leader in the digital media space, having pioneered the concept of a podcast network in Asia while building the biggest and fastest-growing listener base in the region. His flagship website,, has listeners in over 100 countries and is available on virtually every podcast player that supports RSS feeds.

Stephan Best

Global-minded executive delivering results in leadership, entrepreneurship, sales & marketing.

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.

Bryan Falchuk is the Managing Partner of Insurance Evolution Partners, which advises carriers and their partners on how to navigate an evolving industry facing disruption and change. Bryan spent 20 years in insurance, including serving as Head of Claims for Hiscox USA and leading Growth for an insurtech. He has also held leadership roles in corporate strategy, operations and distribution at carriers like Liberty Mutual and Beazley, and was a consultant in McKinsey & Company’s insurance practice.

Experienced leader empowering Insurers to drive growth through digital transformation. Shefali is passionate about building business solutions based on the transformation power of digital and data - pushing innovation boundaries – exploring the possibilities for technology impact on business.

Covid-19 has turned the world upside-down. “New normal” is the buzzword of the year. The current global pandemic has certainly changed our world, how we interact with one-another and has accelerated digitisation in all industries. How will the future of insurance look like?

In our AIP LIVE special on Monday, 29th June we discussed the impact of Covid-19 on the insurance industry globally with Stephan Best from Europe, Bryan Falchuk from the US as well as Shefali Sonpar and Theresa Blissing from Asia.

If you would like to learn more about digital transformation and the impact of Covid, listen to our Live Special with Insurance executives from India here.

If you are interested in Bryan’s book “Future of Insurance – From Disruption to Evolution” you can find more details here.

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