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 AsiaTechPodcast.com show has listeners in more than 130 countries and his company, Michael Waitze Media produces some of Asia’s most popular podcasts.

260 Posts

Ep 08 – Evan Tanotogono – The Challenge of Incorporating a Digital Work Style Into Corporate Culture

Evan Tanotogono is the General Manager and Head of Digital Channels at Sequis Life, an Indonesian Life and Health Insurer founded in 1984. Having worked for Boston Consulting Group and Indonesian unicorn Tokopedia, Evan brings new perspectives and fresh ideas to the insurance industry in Indonesia. Evan gives insights into the insurance market in Indonesia […]

Ep 07 – Otbert de Jong – CEO Insurance Market Group – The Data, The Participants, and The Processes

Otbert de Jong is the CEO at Insurance Market Group, a licensed online insurance broker in Singapore, and CEO and Co-founder of Inmediate, an InsurTech using Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) which has raised USD 5 million in an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) just prior to the ICO bubble bursting. Otbert has a background […]

Ep 06 – Kazy Hata – CEO justInCase – I Thought It Made Sense to Fight

Kazuya Hata is the founder and CEO of justInCase, Inc. Hata-san studied mathematics, lots of mathematics, at Kyoto  University…one of Japan’s most prestigious universities.  Hata-san has been interested in insurance since his college days; part of his course studies included actuarial mathematics, a backbone of the insurance industry. It was no surprise that he joined […]

Ep 05 – Zao Wu, Koby Karp, William Malek – Asia Insurance Review – How Will InsurTechs Disrupt Distribution

We attended the 20th Asia Conference on Bancassurance and Alternative Distribution Channels organized by Asia Insurance Review at the Millenium Hilton in Bangkok.  We sat down with conference speakers Zao Wu, Analyst at Celent, a division of Oliver Wyman, Koby Karp, the Executive Director Decision Science at RGAX APAC and conference chairman William Malek, Senior […]

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