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 during his career he has reported on the Australian technology, finance, life science and related sectors over a period spanning 20 years. His work has been published by The Australian Financial Review, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, MIS, Computerworld, CIO, ARN, Network World, CRN Australia, and My Business. He is also the CEO and a director of Silicon Gully Investments with investments in two internet startups.

One quarter of the world’s bank profits could evaporate in the next three years. Digitalisation, a weak global economy and regulation will put those global bank profits under serious stress according to a new report from McKinsey & Company. Called A brave new world for global banking: McKinsey global banking annual

First the bad news. Large companies are still struggling to successfully implement their transformations and their . That’s the view of Dr Didier Bonnet the Executive Vice-President at Capgemini Consulting and the leader of the firm’s global Digital Transformation practice. He is also the executive sponsor for the six-year-old research

One of the world’s most popular gaming platforms – Steam – has landed its owner Valve in hot water with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission pinging the company $3 million for false and misleading conduct. Online gaming is now a huge global industry worth $US91 billion, twice that of the

Australia’s top tier data scientists are still pulling in huge salaries despite a slight decline in pay levels among the elite ranks of the profession.  One in 10 data analytics professionals surveyed for the 2016 IAPA Skills and Salary survey commanded annual pay checks in advance of $220,000 a year.

The US Department of Justice has added WPP, the world’s biggest media agency, to the list of companies it has subpoenaed for a growing price-fixing investigation. Omnicom, Publicis and Interpublic have all already acknowledged they are cooperating with the DOJ. The investigation is being run out of the Antitrust group

Ad fraud and anticompetitive behaviour will likely dominate headlines in 2017, as the business practices and gravity-defying financial performance of some ad techs comes under the spot light. In the latest news, the second- and third-largest advertising holding companies in the US — Omnicom and Publicis — have both revealed they have received

Boards are increasingly looking for candidates with a diverse set of skills and in particular, strong technology capabilities. That’s the message from Bridget Gray, managing director of the Australian arm of global head hunter Harvey Nash. According to Gray, “This year, whilst taking briefs for board positions, we have noticed

Amobee, has hired data and technology expert Todd Chu as its Senior Vice President, Global Operator Innovation. Chu will be charged with leading Amobee’s new product offerings that are driven by and utilize telecommunications operator assets. In his role at Amobee, Chu will lead the Solutions Architecture team, delivering marketing and

Just ask a taxi driver. When Which-50 first turned the lens on digital transformation three years ago the level of genuine investment in most large incumbent organisations was parsimonious at best. If digital captured much attention at all it tended to be in areas such as cyber security or brand

Fintech platform revenues derived from supporting the insurance industry will reach almost $235 billion globally by 2021 according to new analysis by Juniper Research. That represents a  34 per cent y-o-y from an estimated $175 billion this year. Juniper says growth will be driven by a combination of factors including: Machine Learning