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 231 – Global Expansion: Data-Driven Local Strategies for Sales Excellence – Yamini Bhat – co-Founder and the CEO of Vymo

In this episode of the Asia InsurTech Podcast, we sat down with Yamini Bhat, co-founder and CEO of Vymo, to discuss the intricacies of global expansion and the strategic insights she has gained from growing Vymo. Yamini highlighted the critical importance of localizing business strategies to fit different markets, from Japan’s preference for small, highly […]

EP 230 – The Convergence of InsurTech and FinTech: Making Insurance Invisible – Anthony Lee – co-Founder and CEO of LydiaAI

“I feel like there’s a convergence going on. And that’s, that’s with InsurTech and FinTech. And what’s being left behind in the world of InsurTech is increasingly, in my view, core systems, a new generation of core systems. But everything else, like when you talk about embedded insurance, it’s becoming part of embedded finance. And […]

EP 229 – From Legacy to Leading Edge: Transparent, Affordable and Flexible Item-by-Item Insurance – Katherine Clayton – co-Founder and CEO of Peachii Insurance

“So we’re getting great conversion rates on eligible items. And we’re just in that period. Now. We’re moving to convert those customers to paid customers. So I’ll keep you posted on what that looks like. But really, I mean, honestly, you know, when you launch something, you go, this is going to be crickets. I […]

EP 228 – Building Meaningful Health Scores: Understanding Health in the Digital Age – Peter Ohnemus – President and CEO of dacadoo

“Health is not a sprint. Health is a marathon. We spent seven years only creating the health score. 400 million man years of clinical data. So it was an enormous undertaking to create that health score.” – Peter Ohnemus In this episode of the Asia InsurTech Podcast, Peter Ohnemus, President & CEO of dacadoo, discusses […]