AuthorMichael Waitze

Michael has previously worked for major international organisations including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, UBS and CitiGroup as well as supported and advised local tech giants like aCommerce and investors like Ardent Capital in Thailand. Since 2016, Michael has been running his media business hosting several tech podcasts in Asia.

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AIP News RoundUp – Episode 18 – Rahul Mathur and Theresa Blissing – May 15 – They Don’t Have a Legacy System

The beginning of May saw lots of InsurTech news and familiar faces. ZA Technology in a JV with Fubon Life acquired a digital insurance license for ZA Life in Hong Kong. Online aggregator and FWD-owned partnered with Rabbit LINE Pay, the e-wallet service from messenger app LINE in Thailand, and SuperYou by Sequis Life […]

EP 63 – Lars Heibutzki – CEO Allianz Ayudhya General Insurance – It Needs to Be Fully Integrated Into the Platform

In this episode, Michael Waitze talks to Lars Heibutzki, the CEO of Allianz Ayudhya General Insurance, Thailand. Lars shares insights about how Allianz is empowering its people with technology. The Company has built its own tech capabilities with Allianz Technology mainly around core systems but is also working with external providers to get access to […]

EP 62 – Yashish Dahiya – CEO Policy Bazaar – Anybody Who Owns the Customer Will Eventually Take the Value

In this episode, Michael Waitze talks to Yashish Dahiya, the co-founder and CEO of PolicyBazaar. The Company started in 2009 and reached unicorn status in 2018. Tencent and the Softbank Vision Fund are among some of their prominent investors.  Before starting PolicyBazaar, Yashish was a strategy consultant with Bain & Co. He shares why he […]