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.

As Australia’s financial services industry grapples with the fallout from a disturbing Royal Commission, banks may be well served to look to the UK sector. According to new research from Accenture, trust in UK banks is at its highest since 2012. Much of the renewed trust is down to effective

Microsoft is committing $25 million to an artificial intelligence program aimed at improving the lives of people with disabilities. The money will go to developers, universities, NGOs and others working on AI fuelled accessibility solutions. The funding will be released over the next five years through a series of seed

5G

The return on investment for 5G mobile technology “remains opaque” as operators weigh up how they can underwrite 5G’s significant investment with innovative use cases, according to a new white paper from Axicom. Some of these business cases have been examined and the early signs suggest there will eventually be

Australia’s largest bank has admitted it lost the financial statements of 20 million accounts. The Commonwealth Bank insists that customer security has not been compromised as the statements did not contain customer passwords or pin numbers. The statements did include customer names, addresses, account numbers and transaction history. The data

Cambridge Analytica, the data firm at the centre of the Facebook privacy scandal, is shutting down. The company has filed applications to commence insolvency in the UK and US overnight, saying they had been “vilified” for practice which was a “standard component” of digital advertising. Sign up to Which-50’s Digital

The next challenge for the Australian banking sector is a resource one, according to Westpac CIO, Dave Curran. He argues the biggest roadblock for banks, as they shift to digital models, is finding the employees to do it. “Technology is the opportunity and the challenge of our generation,” Curran said

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Business leaders are increasingly recognising the impact of digital, according to new research from Gartner, which showed most CEOs have developed digital strategies. Of the 460 business chiefs Gartner surveyed in its 2018 CEO survey, 62 per cent said they have digital initiatives or transformation programs. Of those with digital

It is not enough to simply take advantage of cloud services. To make the most of new digital environment organisations have to change how they operate. That’s the view of Oracle CIO, Mark Sunday who was speaking at the Oracle Cloud event in Sydney this week. Sunday outlined the impact of

Facebook data requests

Facebook says they are taking steps to lift the transparency of  advertisements on its platform beyond the standards of TV and print. The changes are part of ongoing efforts by Facebook to combat fake news, political interference, and terrorism, according to CEO and founder, Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg made the announcement

The first pilot orders of Alibaba’s blockchain-based food tracking service have launched from New Zealand. The orders are on their way to China to demonstrate the potential of blockchain technology to track the supply chain process of food products and ensure food authenticity. Alibaba Group, PwC, Blackmores and Australia Post