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 36 – Carbon as Currency: Revolutionizing Insurance for a Net Zero Future – Coenraad Vrolijk – Founder of CarbonPool

“We’re all going down the path to net zero. Every government signed it. Everybody sees climate change happening all around us; the floods in Dubai last week. I mean, you can write what you want about cloud seeding, but this is climate change. And it’s just going to get really, really onerous. So I think […]

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. […]