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.

24 Posts

EP 16 – Alexis Vaughn – Off Course Consulting – Let Me Go Hire All of My Cousins

InsurTech Amplified hosted ⁠Alexis Vaughn⁠, the Founder and CEO of ⁠Off Course Consulting⁠. With years of experience in the insurance industry, Alexis shares her insights and expertise on multiple topics, including her diverse background, the state of the industry, and the role of InsurTech in transforming the insurance landscape. Alexis emphasizes the need for risk […]

November 2023, Amplified – The Debacle at OpenAI, Embedded Insurance and a Bidding War for Partnerships

In this episode of This Month Amplified with ⁠David Gritz⁠ and ⁠Theresa Blissing⁠, we delved into the topic of OpenAI and discussed the recent events surrounding the company. From the sudden change in leadership to the implications for long-term thinking and governance, Allianz and Revolut and Late-Stage Capitalism. The OpenAI debacle highlighted the importance of […]

EP 15 – Yann Barbarroux – Otonomi – Transparency, Visibility, Speed, and Cost Effectiveness

InsurTech Amplified was joined by Yann Barbarroux, the CEO and co-founder of Otonomi. Otonomi focuses on the time-critical freight sector, providing insurance solutions for industries such as life sciences, pharma, aviation, and perishables. Yann explained that there is a significant gap in the cargo insurance market when it comes to covering delays and interruptions. Traditional […]

EP 14 – Janene Jonas – RiskCreative – Navigating Complexities: A Deep Dive Into Insurance Innovation

InsurTech Amplified really enjoyed its conversation with ⁠Janene Jonas⁠, the Founder and CEO at ⁠RiskCreative⁠. Janene Jonas’ journey from the excitement of radiology in a bustling football stadium to the nuanced world of insurance in Chicago teaches us about adaptability, the importance of financial literacy, finding unexpected purpose, the power of empathy, and navigating complex […]