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 130 countries and his company, Michael Waitze Media produces some of Asia’s most popular podcasts.

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AIP News RoundUp – EP 59 – Hugh Terry, Theresa Blissing and Simon Phipps – In a Digital World, Strategy Beats Execution

Another busy month and we see more investments pouring into the region. Warburg Pincus is investing $350m to set up a Southeast Asian digital general insurance platform called Oona Insurance. Similar to other players Oona starts with a range of existing insurance assets including Indonesia’s PT Asuransi Bina Dana Arta Tbk and Philippines’ Mapfre Insular […]

EP 190 – Jan Mandrup Olesen – Head of Delivery – Seven Peaks Software – You Need to Be Change-Ready

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Jan Mandrup Olesen, the Head of Delivery at Seven Peaks Software. Jan has a long history of digital transformation in and out of the insurance industry. We covered a lot of topics, including how important the proper mindset is and how his insurance industry colleagues were hungry for technological […]

EP 189 – James Benham – CEO and Co-founder of JBKnowledge – It’s Like Endless Optimism

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with James Benham, the co-founder and CEO of JBKnowledge and the host of the InsurTech Geek Podcast about the crucial components of innovation, the lessons learned from being an entrepreneur and investor and the biggest opportunities in the insurance industry. Here is the transcript of our conversation. Michael Waitze 0:05Hi, […]

EP 188 – Sam White – CEO of Stella Insurance – Every Business Sits in an Emotion

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Sam White, the CEO of Stella Insurance and the Chair of Freedom Services Group, about what products we are missing in the insurance industry and how to design new products with women in mind. Michael Waitze 0:03Let’s keep that spirit going. Hi, this is Michael Waitze. And welcome back […]