Joseph Brookes

Joseph Brookes

Joseph Brookes is a writer and content producer for and the Which-50 Digital Intelligence Unit. He has covered the impact of digital transformation on Australian businesses with a particular focus on the media, financial services and governments sectors. Joseph is also responsible for Which-50's multimedia products including the production of video, podcasts and animated graphics.

A blockchain project has been developed in a bid to bring more transparency to the NSW Government’s controversial Biodiversity Offset Scheme. “Biotokens” traded in a new digital marketplace, would be used as the biodiversity credits farmers and developers pay to clear land in NSW. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights

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This year’s Westpac Innovation challenge is asking start-ups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs to come up with data solutions for business problems in the micro business, energy, insurance, aged care or government sectors. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Now in its sixth year, the program has turned its focus to

Sexual abuse of children has been aided and encouraged by the rise of digital networks and platforms. In recent years the problem has been getting worse, according to Kristin Boorse, Director of Product Management at Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, an anti-trafficking NGO. Boorse argues a coordinated effort is required

Artificial intelligence is allowing drones to spot and assist swimmers in distress. Ripper Group, an Australian drone services company, today announced it is adding world first autonomous capabilities to the drones used by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter program. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter “Little Ripper” drones are already

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The UK’s National Health Service is helping health providers use machine learning and automation to detect skin cancer using a mobile app. But the emerging tech being used today required a strong digital foundation, years in the making and built on the scrapheap of a failed $11 billion IT programme.

The CSIRO’s specialist data and digital arm, Data61, will today launch its Mixed Reality Lab in Melbourne. The lab will allow the creation of “digital twins”, the virtual replicas of real life physical objects and systems used for improved production and innovation. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Data61’s

Exporting gas is a complex operation. But in Australia — where workers are often working four hours from civilisation — it is particularly tricky, according to Andrew Burnet, Head of Development and Operations at Origin Energy. It’s Burnet’s job to make sure those isolated workers can integrate with Origin Energy’s

Legislators around the world want to give consumers more control over their data and personal information in the digital age. Already the effects of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are being felt by businesses worldwide. Yet the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a forthcoming privacy law from the home

Digital experiences have never been more important but the understanding of what it takes to deliver them hasn’t kept pace with rising expectations, according to Fran Rosch, CEO of ForgeRock, a multinational digital identity platform provider.  Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Rosch, in Sydney for his company’s local

Australia’s Open Banking regime will quickly move from a compliance issue to a new way of doing business, according to Theo Albers, managing director of Infosys Finacle Australia. But Albers, whose company overhauls banking platforms with products that together serve nearly half a billion consumers globally, warns most of Australia’s