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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EP 121 – Manuel San Miguel – co-Founder and CEO of Ignatica – The Deeper You Go Down Into the Value Chain, the Higher the Stakes Are

The Asia InsurTech Podcast caught up with Manuel San Miguel, a co-founder, and the CEO of Ignatica to talk about some of the changes, both good and bad, that the insurance industry has experienced over the last 18 months. It has been almost that long since we last spoke with Manuel and the world is […]

EP 120 – Gustaf Agartson – Founder & CEO at Bima – Combine the Digital Approach With the Human Touch

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Gustaf Agartson, the founder and CEO at Bima about the opportunities for insurance in emerging markets like Africa and Asia.  Find the full transcript of our conversation below: Michael Waitze   Okay, we’re on. Hi, this is Michael Waitze. And welcome back to the Asia InsurTech Podcast. I’m already nervous, […]

EP 119 – Russell Higginbotham – CEO Reinsurance Asia at Swiss Re – Ultimately, We Should Be Driven By How Our Customers Want To Do Business

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Russell Higginbotham, the CEO of Reinsurance Asia at Swiss Re about changing consumer behavior, the latest consumer trends and the new role of insurance.  Here is the transcript of our conversation:  Michael Waitze   Okay, we’re on. Hi, this is Michael Waitze, and welcome back to the Asia InsurTech […]

AIP News RoundUp – EP 42 – Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze – Hopefully, We Are Getting Into a More Normal World

Another month, another regional expansion for bolttech in Southeast Asia. In May, bolttech announced its partnership with Vietnam’s e-commerce platform Tiki to offer device protection plans. The Asia InsurTech Podcast has been following the trend of alternative distribution channels for a while and bolttech is certainly one of the major ecosystem players in the region.  […]