Working Together to Accelerate the Digital Transformation of Insurance

Theresa is the founder of the Asia InsurTech Podcast and a Thought Leader on innovation in insurance in Asia. She has worked for ten years for leading multinational insurers in Europe and Asia before turning to management consulting and venture building with the goal of transforming the insurance industry and helping shape its future in the region.

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.

Author
Hugh Terry

Hugh Terry, the founder of The Digital Insurer, is an experienced insurance professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry covering insurance companies, business consulting as well as successful set-up and exit from his own businesses. Hugh is an actuary by profession. The Digital Insurer is the world’s largest knowledgebase and online community of more than 40,000 professionals who share a common purpose of working together to accelerate the digital transformation of insurance. The TDI Academy launched in 2020 is dedicated to providing best in class learning and development on digital insurance to help as many people as possible be part of our digital future.

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Simon Phipps

Simon Phipps, Founder of The Digital Insurer, has over 30 years experience across Life, GI and Asset Management businesses within insurers, consulting firms and start-ups. He started his career in intermediated distribution. Previously Aviva MD & KPMG lead partner for Insurance Advisory & Digital Innovation in HK. The Digital Insurer is the world’s largest knowledgebase and online community of more than 40,000 professionals who share a common purpose of working together to accelerate the digital transformation of insurance. The TDI Academy, launched in 2020, is dedicated to providing best in class learning and development on digital insurance to help as many people as possible be part of our digital future.

We are excited to announce that Asia InsurTech Podcast (AIP) and The Digital Insurer (TDI) have formed a strategic partnership. Both are known for their passion around insurance innovation and working together to accelerate the digital transformation of insurance. The teams behind AIP and TDI are both playing an active part in reshaping the industry by communicating compelling insider stories and sharing knowledge. With this new partnership, members will get access to even more quality content around InsurTech and digital transformation in insurance, across both platforms.

About TDI 

The Digital Insurer is the world’s leading knowledge and content platform on digital insurance and has a community of over 40,000 professionals around the world with a clear purpose of “working together to accelerate the digital transformation of insurance”. It was founded by Hugh Terry who is based in Singapore, and Simon Phipps based in Hong Kong. The business is part specialist media, part community engagement & development and, part provision of services to insurers and insurance technology companies.

The company provides free content and information on the impact of digital thinking and technology upon the insurance industry. Since its inception in 2012, TDI has grown rapidly, and what started as an online blog has now become the leading go-to platform for all things related to digital insurance. From 2016, it has expanded the business from being predominantly Asia-Pacific-focused to global. It now has partners in place in North America, Europe and Africa to help TDI accelerate its growth in these regions.

In 2019, TDI established the TDI Academy which offers Learning & Development (L&D) Programmes on digital insurance. It also has a Corporate Membership Offering called TDI PRIME, which is designed for insurers who want to access TDI’s content and knowledge services at scale. 

TDI also operates TDI InsurTech Directory – the world’s largest freely accessible database on Insurtechs around the world.


What the leadership teams have to say about the partnership

Running the Asia InsurTech Podcast for over two years we have witnessed the continuous appetite for insights around InsurTech and insurance innovation. We already have listeners in over 150 countries. By partnering with TDI we can bring this content to an even larger audience! This partnership will give the team at AIP access to the largest knowledge base on digital transformation and will allow us to bring our community closer together on the newly launched TDI Connect.

Theresa Blissing

Partnering with AIP will allow us to bring a compelling podcast format to TDI members and increase the coverage on digital insurance we offer around the world. The AIP partnership is another step to achieve our goal of providing as much information as possible, as conveniently as possible, so that TDI member can help the insurance industry further accelerate its digital transformation.

Hugh Terry

The opportunity to work together with the talented and committed team at TDI is very exciting.  The combination of competencies and passions of both AIP and TDI to help foster insurance innovation and digital transformation expands and supports the mission of both teams and forms a partnership that we expect to be quite impactful.

Michael Waitze

Voice is an increasingly important part of our lives and we have been impressed with what Theresa, Michael and the AIP team have achieved in such a short period of time. This latest partnership is further evidence of TDI’s commitment to our purpose of “working together to accelerate the digital transformation of insurance” – we hope our members agree and will feel the benefits immediately.  

Simon Phipps

Listen to the partnership announcement on the AIP News Roundup

Theresa is the founder of the Asia InsurTech Podcast and a Thought Leader on innovation in insurance in Asia. She has worked for ten years for leading multinational insurers in Europe and Asia before turning to management consulting and venture building with the goal of transforming the insurance industry and helping shape its future in the region.

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.

Author
Hugh Terry

Hugh Terry, the founder of The Digital Insurer, is an experienced insurance professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry covering insurance companies, business consulting as well as successful set-up and exit from his own businesses. Hugh is an actuary by profession. The Digital Insurer is the world’s largest knowledgebase and online community of more than 40,000 professionals who share a common purpose of working together to accelerate the digital transformation of insurance. The TDI Academy launched in 2020 is dedicated to providing best in class learning and development on digital insurance to help as many people as possible be part of our digital future.

Author
Simon Phipps

Simon Phipps, Founder of The Digital Insurer, has over 30 years experience across Life, GI and Asset Management businesses within insurers, consulting firms and start-ups. He started his career in intermediated distribution. Previously Aviva MD & KPMG lead partner for Insurance Advisory & Digital Innovation in HK. The Digital Insurer is the world’s largest knowledgebase and online community of more than 40,000 professionals who share a common purpose of working together to accelerate the digital transformation of insurance. The TDI Academy, launched in 2020, is dedicated to providing best in class learning and development on digital insurance to help as many people as possible be part of our digital future.

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