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.

Banks may currently hold a privileged position in the market, but the real opportunity for them from open banking is to start out in an ecosystem that allows them to provide new and better services to their customer base. That’s the view of Mark Allaby, Managing Partner, Financial Services Sector,

Has COVID-19 done something to Australian boards that years of legitimate criticism and the undeniable, overwhelming weight of evidence could not: forced them to take diversity seriously? And, just as importantly, to adjust to new digital ways of working — something many resist. It turns out the turmoil of 2020

Contemporary software as a service platforms held up well under the pressures created by the COVID 19 shutdown of business around the world, but those same stresses have exposed the limitations of older enterprise apps, even those with a Saas heritage. That is the view of VMware CIO and chief

Much of the focus of the July 1 open banking kick-off was on the big four banks, however, some of the new types of financial services we expect open banking to deliver were already beginning to emerge. Innovation is coming from beyond the incumbents,  from the emerging set of neo

In the seemingly endless and often bitter political argument over climate change, it is often forgotten that Australia has one of the longest standing carbon markets in the world – and which is paid for by a multi-billion dollar government scheme called the Emissions Reduction Fund, or ERF. Last month, the

Listening to Automattic’s Paul Maiorana on a live podcast, Oovvuu co-founder Ricky Sutton took a punt when the show ended. Figuring that Maiorana, who these days is the GM of Automattic’s WooCommerce, was still in the car after his call into the podcast and that he would be free at

Another executive from troubled German fintech Wirecard was arrested yesterday and questioned by German prosecutors. He is the second person from the one-time darling of the European tech sector to be hauled in over a burgeoning scandal involving missing billions. Wirecard was launched during the first dotcom boom in the

By shifting to a strategy that uses communication channels that reach employees where they are and where they prefer to communicate from, a business can better connect and keep everyone aligned on the company vision. That’s the view of Heather Cook, the managing director of Hootsuite in Australia. Cook, not

Local software companies where smacked early in COVID but remain confident over the longer term, according to a new report from The Australian Business Software Association, a not-for-profit association representing the local business software sector. The report called Business Software Industry COVID-19 Impacts Report looks at how software providers are

Which-50 now has a new home alongside Boardroom Media. We signed the contracts on Friday afternoon. My thanks to William Canty and everyone involved. Most especially I want to thank the Which-50 team who will begin transitioning across to Boardroom Media in the coming weeks. The team built an outstanding