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.

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EP 34 – From Rocket Science to AI: Data, Decisions, and Crafting the Future of Insurance – Dr. Christian B. Westermann – Global Head of AI at Zurich Insurance

“And when then basically ChatGPT was announced, we all have access also our senior management has access and everybody could explore AI for the first time. It was like a shock for all of us, but a shock in a very, very positive sense. So we knew immediately that is the technology that we need. […]

EP 33 – Global InsurTech Report for Q1 2024 – Andrew Johnston – Global Head of InsurTech at Gallagher Re

Recently, we had the privilege of speaking with ⁠Andrew Johnston⁠, the Global Head of InsurTech at ⁠Gallagher Re⁠, delving into his ‘⁠Global InsurTech Report for Q1 2024⁠’. Our discussion yielded valuable insights into the evolving landscape of InsurTech, shedding light on key trends and opportunities.  Here are five notable insights gleaned from our conversation: 1. […]

EP 32 – From Physics to FinTech: Building an Urban Intelligence Platform for Insurers – Yuval Shafrir – co-Founder and CEO of Urbanico

“What we’re building in Urbanico is an urban intelligence platform that is aimed to help carriers to understand, price, and underwrite risks in a much more granular fashion.” – Yuval Shafrir In a compelling episode of the “InsurTech Amplified” podcast, Yuval Shafrir, co-founder and CEO of Urbanico, shared invaluable insights into the unique interplay of […]

EP 31 – Driving Change: Navigating the Future of Auto Insurance in the Age of AI and Connectivity – Rohan Malhotra – CEO of Roadzen

InsurTech Amplified, was joined by ⁠Rohan Malhotra⁠, CEO of ⁠Roadzen⁠, to discuss the transformative role of artificial intelligence and connectivity in auto insurance. Rohan guides us through the evolutionary phases of auto insurance—from private ownership to autonomous mobility—and highlights the impact of AI in revolutionizing risk assessment, policy underwriting, and claims processing. As vehicles become […]