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.

The Digital Transformation Agency will integrate myGovID, the government’s digital identity tool which uses biometric authentication, with six myGov services through a series of pilot programs in the next 12 months. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter It is a significant step in the DTA’s digital identity program, which

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Across APAC consumers increasingly prefer digital channels for financial services. The trend, combined with regulatory changes that lower barriers to entry, is helping digital-only banks overcome incumbents’ traditional trust and scale advantages, according to new research from Forrester. But in Australia, the research shows the pace of switching to digital-only

The NSW Government will bring together key stakeholders in November in an effort to further develop an AI ethics framework and strategy for the state.  A thought leadership summit, to be held at NSW Parliament, will explore how the technology can be best used by government agencies and in policy

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Australia’s consumer watchdog is suing the country’s largest health services booking platform, HealthEngine, alleging it secretly sold the data of 135,000 patients to insurance brokers and doctored patients’ reviews to improve the appearance of practices. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter HealthEngine has blamed the practice on rapid growth

Google has awarded the University of Sydney’s Westmead Applied Research Centre a $1 million prize and expert support to continue the development of its digital health program which uses AI to predict heart attacks. The digital health project this week won the inaugural AI Impact Challenge, a program run by

The government is continuing its visa scheme for technology workers in startups and large companies following what it says was a successful 12 month trial. Known as the Global Talent – Employer Sponsored program (GTES), organisations can apply for five year visas for highly skilled foreign workers. Sign up for

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Data61, the data science research arm of the CSIRO, has begun a global search for its next CEO to replace inaugural chief Adrian Turner who is stepping down from the role in September. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Turner has led Data61 since it formed in 2016 and

Woolworths will begin trialing automated “micro fulfilment centres” in its supermarkets in the next 12 months to help meet the growing demand for online shopping. Three yet to be determined Woolworths sites will trial technology from a US startup that augments order picking with automation, essentially using robots to bring

The complexity that comes with the growing martech marketplace is being mitigated by an increasingly popular “platform ecosystem” approach, according to Scott Brinker, one of the industry’s eminent voices. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Brinker,  VP of Platform Ecosystems at CRM SaaS provider Hubspot, argued the point at

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A global group of regulators led by Australia and the UK are asking Facebook to explain how it will protect personal information in its new cryptocurrency venture.  Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The regulators have “concerns” about the initiative which would see Facebook potentially adding the financial data