AIP News RoundUp – EP 55 – Theresa Blissing, Simon Phipps and Hugh Terry – It Gives Us License to Speculate a Bit

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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 AsiaTechPodcast.com show has listeners in more than 130 countries and his company, Michael Waitze Media produces some of Asia’s most popular podcasts.

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.

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Hugh Terry

Hugh Terry, the founder of The Digital Insurer, is an experienced insurance professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry covering insurance companies, business consulting as well as successful set-up and exit from his own businesses. Hugh is an actuary by profession. The Digital Insurer is the world’s largest knowledgebase and online community of more than 40,000 professionals who share a common purpose of working together to accelerate the digital transformation of insurance. The TDI Academy launched in 2020 is dedicated to providing best in class learning and development on digital insurance to help as many people as possible be part of our digital future.

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Simon Phipps

Simon Phipps, Founder of The Digital Insurer, has over 30 years experience across Life, GI and Asset Management businesses within insurers, consulting firms and start-ups. He started his career in intermediated distribution. Previously Aviva MD & KPMG lead partner for Insurance Advisory & Digital Innovation in HK. The Digital Insurer is the world’s largest knowledgebase and online community of more than 40,000 professionals who share a common purpose of working together to accelerate the digital transformation of insurance. The TDI Academy, launched in 2020, is dedicated to providing best in class learning and development on digital insurance to help as many people as possible be part of our digital future.

June has been a busy month with ITC Asia in Singapore and the TDI APAC Awards. Congratulations to the winners: AIA and Bolttech

In other news, digital asset platform Amber Group has secured insurance coverage for its wallet infrastructure from Arch Syndicate 2012 at Lloyd’s and Hong Kong InsurTech firm OneDegree backed by Munich Re. Listen to this fireside chat with OneDegree co-founder Alex Leung here.

And we have more news coming out of Hong Kong: YAS MicroInsurance and Amodo announced a partnership to enable autonomous insurance on-chain and Coherent announced the launch of Coherent Spark on Snowflake Marketplace.

We are also seeing more money pouring into InsurTech in Asia. The French private equity group Eurazeo has launched a $215 million fund targeting InsurTech startups in Southeast Asia. In India, employee benefits platform Pazcare announced it has raised $8.2 million. Listen to our episode with co-founder and CEO – Sanchit Malik here

In China, AXA Tianping Property & Casualty Insurance, and Akur8, an AI-driven insurance pricing technology company, announced their collaboration to further enhance AXA Tianping’s pricing process with Akur8’s high-performing AI technologies.

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