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 167 – InsurTech Sustainability – Gordon Tay, Matthias de Ferrieres, and Nicolas Faquet – How Do I Create Long-Term Value?

In partnership with InsureTech Connect (ITC) Asia, we recorded a podcast panel with Gordon Tay, the Co-founder of Surer, Matthias De Ferrieres the founder and CEO of Wellnex, and Nicolas Faquet, the founder and CEO of Roojai. 2021 has been a record year for InsurTech, however, we have seen very little evidence of profitability yet. […]

EP 166 – Tetiana George – Founder and CEO of Curium – Death of the Disruptors

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Tetiana George, a founder and the CEO of Curium, about the potential for InsurTech enablers, why nobody has solved the biggest challenges in claims management yet and how Curium is planning to make a difference. Michael Waitze 0:04Hi, this is Michael Waitze. And welcome back to the Asia InsurTech […]

AIP News RoundUp – EP 53 – Theresa Blissing and Simon Phipps – The Tokenization of Pretty Much Everything

April has been a busy month in InsurTech in Asia and we have seen lots of development in the digital asset and cyber space. Hong Kong virtual insurer OneDegree announced a multi-year partnership with Munich Re to launch digital asset insurance under the brand name OneInfinity. We had Alex Leung, the co-founder of OneDegree on […]

EP 165 – Alex Taylor – QBE Ventures at QBE Insurance – What Should We Be Doing and How Could We Be Doing It?

The Asia InsurTech Podcast very much enjoyed speaking with Alex Taylor, the Global Head of Emerging Technology, QBE Ventures at QBE Insurance. We had a great conversation about how the increasing power of compute, universal access to data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning lead to knowledge-based approaches to risk and increased product personalization. Michael Waitze […]