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 05 – Jon Soberg – MS&AD Ventures – Time Is the Most Valuable Thing a Startup Has

InsurTech Amplified spoke with Jon Soberg, Managing Partner at MS&AD Ventures. Jon has been an early-stage Venture Capitalist for around 15 years, investing in seed and series A rounds across multiple sectors globally.  This episode delves into the world of InsurTech investment, focusing on the sector’s evolution over the past three to five years. According […]

June 2023, Amplified – Diversity In Insurance – You Don’t See a Lot of It in the Executive Ranks

In our segment “This Month, Amplified,” Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze together with David Gritz, and Tony Lew from InsurTech NY, tackle some of the most pressing topics and their impact on the insurance industry. Through this segment, listeners can acquire an in-depth understanding of the dynamic challenges within the insurance industry, offering a holistic […]

EP 04 – Ivan O’Neill – Wuuii – The Admitted, Regulated Market in California is Disintegrating

InsurTech Amplified spoke with Ivan O’Neill, the co-founder and CEO of Wuuii to discuss the many challenges that communities face when trying to adapt to climate change, particularly those prone to wildfires. The conversation delves into the numerous societal, economic, and political complexities that impact the path to building more resilient communities in wildfire-prone areas. […]

May 2023, Amplified – David Gritz and Michael Waitze – US Debt Crisis – Solvency or Liquidity

This month, ⁠David Gritz⁠ and ⁠Michael Waitze⁠ spoke about the current controversy surrounding the US debt ceiling. We delved into the question of whether the debt ceiling truly matters and examined the potential ramifications if a deal is not reached. David brought up some interesting points about the shortfall in tax revenue compared to expenses. […]