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

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EP 223 – Gourab Mukherjee – CEO of Aktivo Labs – It’s Going to Be a $7 Trillion Health Care Bill

The Asia InsurTech Podcast was joined by Gourab Mukherjee, CEO and co-founder of Aktivo Labs, to discuss the transformative power of technology in the health and insurance sectors. Gourab highlighted the significant advancements in health monitoring and management through the integration of real-time data, personalization, and digital health ecosystems. Utilizing smartphone data, wearables, and sophisticated […]

EP 222 – Jack Xia – Chief Actuary at Igloo – Using Math and Statistics to Predict and Manage Financial Risk

The world of InsurTech continues to rapidly evolve, driven by technological advancements, innovative products, and a push to expand insurance penetration in emerging markets. The podcast was joined by Jack Xia, the Chief Actuary at Igloo, who shed light on several critical insights into the InsurTech landscape, particularly in Southeast Asia. Jack explored how Igloo […]

AIP News RoundUp – EP 65 – Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze – Mergers, Consolidation, and Strategic Market Expansion

Welcome back to the AIP News RoundUp co-hosted by Michael Waitze and Theresa Blissing. This episode focuses on key developments in the InsurTech sector for January 2024, highlighting significant trends and strategic movements within Asia’s insurance industry.  Theresa and Michael discuss the notable acquisition of Singlife by Sumitomo Life, marking a significant move in mergers […]

EP 221 – Avinoam Baruch – COO at Previsico – To Be Flooded Is a Devastating Experience

The Asia InsurTech Podcast recently spoke with Dr. Avi Baruch, a co-Founder and COO of Previsico. Avi shared his insights on the important global issue of flooding, emphasizing its far-reaching impacts beyond just financial loss. He described how his journey from academia to entrepreneurship led to the development of innovative flood forecasting technology at Previsico. […]