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 46 – Manuel San Miguel – CEO Ignatica – Dynamic Definition of Risks

In this episode, Michael Waitze spoke with Manuel San Miguel, the CEO and Co-founder of Ignatica Ltd. Ignatica enables insurers to deliver more product innovation, personalized servicing, and build market-leading customer experiences. The Company delivers the core platform needed to quickly build new products that deliver straight through, true digital client experiences and applies a […]

EP 45 – Shefali Sonpar- Global Thought Leader – Business Transformation Is Going To Have a Modular Approach

In this episode, Michael Waitze talked to Shefali Sonpar, a Digital Transformation Evangelist. Shefali spent 20 years in the global insurance industry, mostly on the IT side and is a global Thought Leader in digitization of the insurance industry. Originally from India, she has worked all over the globe including Europe, US and Canada.  Shefali […]

EP 44 – Amarit Franssen- co-Founder at AppMan – We Try To Think Forward Also

In this episode, Michael Waitze recorded with Amarit Franssen, the co-founder of Thai InsurTech AppMan. The venture started as a software development startup and focused on insurance very early on. Since 2014, AppMan has been exclusively providing solutions for insurers and has a strong focus on digitization of the sales process. This Thai startup has […]

AIP News RoundUp – Episode 09 – Rahul Mathur and Theresa Blissing – December 26 – Year End Round Up

2019 has undeniably been a busy year in terms of InsurTech in Asia. It has been the year InsurTech accelerated across Southeast Asia. Michael, Theresa, and Rahul discussed which companies, in their opinion, had a major impact in 2019.  Ride-hailing service and super app GRAB has made big waves by entering the insurance space with […]