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Throughout 2018 Which-50 has spoken directly to more than 500 C-Suite executives with responsibility for their organisation’s digital and business transformation strategies. More than a thousand have responded directly to our written requests for information about their work and their views. Across this senior executive audience set, three issues consistently

From today Australians have 31 days to opt out of the controversial ehealth scheme, My Health Record (MHR). As the deadline approaches the chorus of criticism for MHR has not subsided and the Senate committee investigating the scheme has been granted another extension. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

The data from organisations such as McKinsey and Company and MIT is clear: companies that let data drive their decision-making make more money. Indeed, data-driven decision-making has repeatably been linked to better business performance across revenue, profit, or return on equity. Small wonder then that Which-50 is seeing increased investment

Is there any business catchphrase more ubiquitous nowadays than “digital transformation”? Everyone craves the agility, innovation, relevance,  engagement, reputation, loyalty, and brand advocacy that digital transformation promises. But how many are willing to do what it takes to achieve the sort of digital transformation that matters? If your organisation wants a meaningful digital

Australia’s biggest companies are struggling with the sheer pace of change as old certainties are challenged by twin threats. On the one hand they need to keep a watchful eye on the new generation of technically savvy entrepreneurs, and on the other, there is the growing menace of global technology

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The evidence of the profitable impact of data on decision-making is undeniable — largely because it is based upon real data. As early as 2013, research by Andrew McAfee and his team at Centre for Digital Business found that the organisations most strongly focused on data-driven decision making had four

The most important issue to focus on when corporates and startups interact is goal alignment. Too often, the fact that goals are not aligned can be discovered far too late. Startups are usually looking for capital, distribution, expertise and possibly additional capacity e.g. staff. Corporates may be attracted to a

The application of AI and deep learning can improve the results of IVF treatment by up to 50 per cent, according to Life Whisper, an Adelaide-based startup which provides an image diagnostics platform to assist doctors identify viable embryos. “It’s a huge accuracy uplift in picking the best embryos,” says

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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is looking into Facebook’s most recent security breach to determine how many Australians were affected by the hack. Over the weekend Facebook disclosed hackers had exploited a vulnerability that allowed them to access 50 million Facebook accounts. In a statement published on

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Understanding the powerful Chinese government should be the top priority for Australian brands looking to move into the lucrative Chinese market, according to Blackmores executive director, Marcus Blackmore. The vitamin king told Which-50 prospective brands could “do well to copy some of the things we’ve done”. Chief among them, Blackmore