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 – EP 02 – Rahul Mathur and Theresa Blissing – September – We Are Living In a New Reality Now

Halfway through September, it is time for another InsurTech news roundup! Singapore’s CXA was in the news announcing it was looking for fresh funding and its desire to become Southeast Asia’s first InsurTech unicorn. It also maintained that it expects to be profitable by 2020. Axinan, another Singapore based company, was back in the news […]

EP 25 – Panu Boonyakiat, Firras Sabbah, Harprem Doowa and Nicolas Faquet – Thailand Roundtable – Look at It From an Entrepreneur Standpoint

In this episode, Michael Waitze discusses the state of the Thai InsurTech market with Panu Boonyakiat, Co-Founder of Claim Di, Firras Sabbah, Founder of Go! Insurance, Harprem Doowa, Co-Founder of and Nicolas Faquet, CEO of  The panel covers much ground, including how the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) continues to work with InsurtTechs […]

EP 24 – Abhishek Shah – Wellthy Therapeutics – How Can My Health Get Better

In this episode, Michael Waitze speaks to Abhishek Shah, the Co-Founder and CEO of Wellthy Therapeutics. Wellthy designs clinically validated behavioral interventions to help people change their behaviors and reduce their risk of chronic disease. This concept is enabled through the intersection of technology and clinical outcomes helping users to actively manage their health risks. […]