Andrew Birmingham

Andrew Birmingham

Andrew Birmingham is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Which-50. He is the former associate publisher of The Australian Financial Review and remains a contributing editor, and during his career he has reported on the Australian media, technology, finance, life science and related sectors over a period spanning 20 years. His work has been published by The AFR, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, MIS, Computerworld, CIO, ARN, Network World, CRN Australia, and My Business.

As Australia’s buy now pay later (BNPL) bill races towards $1 billion, driven by the popularity of services like AfterPay and ZipPay, research commissioned by Which-50 paints a picture of growing impulsivity — especially by younger consumers — and raises some questions about the sustainability of the model. According to

The role of IT has changed dramatically over the last two decades, and the expectations on technology leaders like CIOs and CTOs have evolved to reflect these changes. Often, those IT chiefs are required to help their organisations adjust to the business disruption this technology-led change has ushered in. These

While it is often easy to miss the significance of changes as our business or career evolves around us, take a longer perspective and suddenly you realise how radical the change can be. That’s our take-away from a recent interview with visiting VMware CMO Robin Matlock. Sign up for Which-50’s

While senior executives are buoyant about the productivity opportunities from automation, concerns over data privacy and security are holding back adoption, according to a new report by the Economist’s Economic Intelligence Unit. The report, called “The Advance of Automation, business Hopes, Fears and Realities” and sponsored by UiPath, says the

The primacy of privacy, the rapid transformation of storytelling and of course the inexorable rise of e-commerce — this is what it feels like to live inside the pages of Mary Meeker’s famous Internet Trends report (all 333 slides this year). In a series of personal contributions below, our readers

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Consumers and customers are empowered, educated and spoiled for choice. With the emergence of digital channels, consumers now take their best experience in any context and apply it as a benchmark in every context. For example Amazon’s commerce platform has taught us, as consumers, to expect the widest range of

In the world’s first truly digital sport, esports, analytics is emerging as a key competitive advantage, and the technology industry is taking note — and writing cheques. Last year, SAP signed a three-year sponsorship deal with one of the world’s biggest esports teams — US-based Team Liquid — and the

Digitisation can unlock another $US13 trillion dollars of economic value over the next decade, most industries have reached their digital tipping point, and providing effective leadership remains a major challenge but one that must be overcome. Yet sadly, most businesses are failing to achieve their transformational goals, especially when the

Mobile app brand safety violations have grown by almost 200 per cent in the last year – as users’ content consumption patterns and corresponding ad budgets increasingly shift to mobile. The data is contained in a new report from Double Verify which also reveals that the number of CTV and

While it often seems that companies skate through major breaches of consumer trust with little more than a short-term blip to cash flow or market capitalisation, the evidence suggests that the negative impacts may be more long-lasting and serious. And not just to the executives who lose their jobs —