AuthorMichael Waitze

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.

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EP 227 – Revolutionizing Health Insurance: Embedded Health Solutions and Driving Customer Engagement – Sebastien Gaudin – Founder and CEO of The CareVoice

“When you talk to customers, I would say both we have to make sure that insurers are willing to embark on the journey with us and that it addresses their needs. But ultimately, the end user is super important, if solutions are not compelling for the end users, you know, it doesn’t work.” – Sebastien […]

EP 226 – Bernhard Kotanko – McKinsey & Company – Overcoming Obstacles and Seizing Value in Asia’s P&C Insurance Market

“Asia, of course, is a construct of many, many geographies. And each geography is very different…I see a real opportunity to leapfrog and not go through all the stages… Here in Asia, you can make markets, you can create markets.” – Bernhard Kotanko In this second episode of the Asia InsurTech Podcast featuring Bernhard Kotanko, […]

EP 225 – Bernhard Kotanko – McKinsey & Company – A Paradigm Shift – Navigating APAC’s Dynamic Life Insurance Landscape

Amidst a backdrop of slowed growth rates in Life Insurance, both developed and developing markets in Asia are facing critical junctures. In an insightful episode of the Asia InsurTech Podcast, Bernhard Kotanko, a Senior Partner and Asia-Pacific Insurance Practice leader at McKinsey & Company delves into the transformative shifts within Asia’s Life Insurance sector. Bernhard […]

EP 224 – Adedamola Oloko and Victoria Olorunmola – AXA Mansard – A Deep Dive into Africa’s InsurTech Evolution

In a truly fascinating episode of the Asia InsurTech Podcast, Damola Oloko and Victoria Olorunmola dive deep into the transformative potential of InsurTech across the African continent. Highlighting the critical importance of tailoring insurance technology solutions to local cultures and consumer behaviors, they discuss how understanding regional nuances can drive the adoption of insurance products. […]