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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AIP News RoundUp – EP 62 – Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze – Finally,  Fewer Capital Raises and More Getting Stuff Done

Welcome to 2023! The AIP News Roundup team is excited about the new year and new InsurTech developments. Will we see a new wave of M&A in a changed investment climate? A stronger focus on product innovation and less hype around record-breaking funding rounds?  Well, despite the predictions of an InsurTech winter, we are starting […]

EP 197 – Fred J. Hegner – General Manager, Regional Health at Tune Protect Group – Awareness Is Key to Gain Empathy

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Fred Hegner, General Manager, Regional Health at Tune Protect Group. Fred shared his unique perspectives on the adoption of AI and how it may help insurers improve risk assessment, underwriting, claims, and fraud detection. Read the best-effort transcript below: Michael Waitze 0:04Hi, this is Michael Waitze. And welcome back […]

EP 196 – Daniel Fogarty – Founder and CEO at Evari and a non-Executive Director at InsurTech Australia – Waking Up to Innovation

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Daniel Fogarty, the founder and CEO at Evari, about how insurers can innovate down to the core and the constraints the industry is facing. Michael Waitze 0:03Hi, this is Michael Waitze and welcome back to the Asia InsurTech Podcast. Today we are joined by Daniel Fogarty, the founder and […]

AIP News RoundUp – EP 61 – Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze – InsurTech Has Grown Up, in a Way

What an amazing year for InsurTech in Asia and globally. Michael and Theresa review for the last time in 2022 the InsurTech news in Asia and make some predictions for 2023. At the end of 2022, we see more InsurTech accelerators and funds launching. In Malaysia, FWD and Artem Ventures launched a RM45 million fund […]