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.

Swimming Australia is partnering with Amazon Web Services to enhance the performance of swimmers and improve audience experiences. Data and insights from the Amazon cloud services provider will help uncover talent for 2024 Olympics in Paris, according to Swimming Australia. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The country’s peak

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will open a “Living Lab” in Adelaide’s innovation precinct, Lot Fourteen. Living Labs are research facilities that enable collaboration between public, private and research sectors, MIT’s focus on big data. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter South Australian Premier Steven Marshall announced the agreement

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Westpac, ANZ and CBA have begun a pilot program to test the digitisation of bank guarantees using IBM’s blockchain technology. The trial, involving shopping centre landlord Scentre Group and its tenants, uses a blockchain platform for bank guarantees instead of the traditional manual paper process. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular

Facial recognition, a Consumer Data Right and a delay in the review of the controversial encryption laws are among the federal government’s legislation plans for the remainder of 2019.  The full agenda was revealed yesterday at the commencement of Australia’s 46th Parliament. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter By

Chinese border police are installing spyware apps on tourists’ phones when they enter the country’s Xinjiang region. The app records and downloads personal data including messages, call logs and contacts, according to international media outlets. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The forced surveillance is believed to be part

Facebook’s scandal plagued 2018 and looming regulation will do little to damage it in the near term, according to Forrester analysts. Long term, however, it is a different story, with analysts tipping the company’s maniacal focus on growth will bring about its downfall. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

The majority of applicants to The University of Adelaide interacted with a Facebook Messenger chatbot during the institution’s busiest period. The school says the bot freed up staff for more valuable tasks and returned overwhelmingly positive feedback from the potential students because it was deliberately designed as a “complementary” feature

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia needs to upgrade its management and retention of customers’ personal information in the wake of two separate data breaches, according to Australia’s privacy watchdog, which has blasted the bank’s recent approach. In 2016 CBA lost the financial statements of 20 million accounts when it could

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has the best mobile banking app, according to Forrester, which reviews the apps of major Australian banks annually. Westpac won the award in 2016 but CBA has dominated since, taking the last three Forrester gongs. The research firm said the CBA’s app stood out because

Salesforce has spent billions of dollars in the last 18 months acquiring several software and data integration companies, like Datorama and Mulesoft, the latest being a $15.3B purchase of data visualisation company Tableau. The CRM giant is collecting “pieces” of the enterprise data system puzzle, and showing just how valuable