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.

One year in to Australia’s controversial encryption busting laws, technology giants are still concerned about the potential “backdoors” being built in to communication systems by security agencies. Stephen Schmidt, CISO at Amazon Web Services, told Which-50 the American tech giant is still worried about the privacy and security consequences of

America’s National Football league is turning to emerging technology to try to solve its ongoing challenges around player safety. The sport’s governing body says it has amassed huge amounts of data but wants to apply machine learning to gain better insights and predictive capabilities. It is hoped the insights will

Animal Logic, the Australian animation studio responsible for the Academy Award winning film Happy Feet, announced Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud rendering provider last week and detailed how cloud-based render farms can speed up its animation workflow. The studio is using AWS’s public cloud services to render films,

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin is the new CEO of Optus, replacing Alan Lew, who will move to the management team of Optus parent Singtel after five years at the helm of the Australian telco. Bayer Rosmarin has been Optus deputy CEO since joining from the Commonwealth Bank in March after missing

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy today reiterated Amazon’s protests about the awarding of a $US10 billion US Department of Defence contract to its main rival Microsoft, saying there had been “significant” political interference in the decision, stemming from US president Donald Trump’s dislike of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Amazon

RMIT today announced it will open a Cloud Innovation Centre in 2020 aimed at tackling broad cybersecurity challenges with emerging technology.  The “Cyber Ready Cloud Innovation Centre” is a partnership between the Melbourne university, the federal government and Amazon Web Services (AWS), with the US company providing the cloud computing

Amazon Web Services today revealed several new cloud services ranging from new databases to new AI and machine learning tools, some with particular importance for Australian customers, according to the company. Over 100,000 independent enterprises in Australia, ranging from startups to the big banks and government agencies, are running at

There are four foundational “components” for successful transformation, according to Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy, who framed his annual re:Invent keynote around organisations ability to respond to change during what he said is a once in a lifetime opportunity – the shift to cloud computing. “Transformation can mean transforming

Downloads of the NSW Rural Fire Service’s Fires Near Me app surged to 750,000 in one 36 hour period during last month’s devastating bushfires, doubling the application’s user base. On one of the worst days of fires, the app sent 12 million notifications to users. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular

Nestle is piloting a blockchain solution to track the supply chain of its coffee products from harvest to consumer sale. The multinational says the technology helps to improve coffee taste and accessibility as well as reassure consumers about the provenance of their purchase. The pilot, which has been running for