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 – 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 […]