Joseph Brookes

Joseph Brookes

Joseph Brookes is a writer and content producer for Which-50.com 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.

Salesforce ANZ CEO Pip Marlow has encouraged Australian business leaders to lean in to the changes brought on by the fourth industrial revolution and urged local organisations to improve the diversity of their leaders which she says will help manage the disruption. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Speaking

The University of Technology Sydney today launched a new analytics lab in its Sydney campus and revealed details on it student engagement tracking study. The new lab is for UTS researchers working with data heavy applications and is fitted out with the latest gaming hardware from Acer. The hardware manufacturer

Most Australians are now banking exclusively through digital channels, according to Boston Consulting Group’s annual retail banking report, which sounds a warning for banking incumbents. BCG says technology and rising consumer expectations are eroding incumbent banks’ long established advantages and younger consumers see less value in their traditional offering of

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The NSW State Government’s Department of Customer Service is leading the development of a “whole of government AI strategy” along with usage guidelines for agencies, with the aim of leveraging the technology in a safe, secure and private way. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The department is currently

All of Kmart Group’s IT staff and 80 per cent of its non-technical head office employees are expected to complete training in Amazon Web Services by December, under a new “Cloud Guild” announced today by the public cloud provider. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Kmart says the training

The coalition led Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has rejected the Department of Home Affairs plans for a national facial recognition database and new surveillance powers, telling the government to redraft its controversial legislation with better safeguards and consideration for privacy. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

Regulators today revealed Australia’s upcoming Open Banking regime, currently in a testing phase, has missed several milestones and is under pressure to meet its February 2020 go live date. Open Banking is the first use case of Australia’s new Consumer Data Right, a data portability scheme designed to encourage innovation

Seven West Media announced a new AI-powered contextual ad placement service for its broadcast channels among its new offerings to advertisers during this week’s upfronts, which also included a relaunch of Code 7, its broader buying platform, and a new partnership with Carsguide to target motor enthusiasts. Sign up to

The former head of Facebook Australia believes the company’s global chief Mark Zuckerberg has too much power over the company, a dynamic which is hampering the social media giant’s ability to address its growing problems. “There’s no power that keeps [Zuckerberg] accountable,” former Facebook Australia CEO Stephen Scheeler told Which-50

Privacy complaints rose 12 per cent last financial year, totalling 3,306, according to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s latest annual report, released this week.  Australia’s privacy watchdog says it resolved over 88 per cent of the complaints but on average it took nearly four and a half months