Tess Bennett

Tess Bennett

Tess Bennett is the editor of Which-50 and is responsible for leading the publication’s daily coverage of Australia's digital businesses for C-Suite executives, strategists, founders and directors. As the former editor of Internet Retailing Australia and journalist for Inside Retail, Tess has five years experience covering retail and ecommerce. At Which-50 Tess reports on a broad range of topics including technology, the industrial internet, analytics and digital marketing.

Australia’s digital advertising ecosystem and internet platforms will continue to face regulatory scrutiny well into the new decade, with two new ACCC probes announced this month.  Following the conclusion of the ACCC’s 18 month-long investigation into Google and Facebook, this week Treasurer Josh Frydenberg directed the competition watchdog to conduct

Australia’s bushfire season has worsened the nation’s trust crisis, well, at least among the informed public. The mass population remains as skeptical and distrusting of our institutions as they were before the horror fire season, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer.  The local edition of the 2020 report, released today

No Australian business has adequately architected its information systems to meet the requirements of the incoming Customer Data Right (CDR) in order to share data in real time.  That was a key takeaway from a CDR panel during Gartner’s Data and Analytics Summit in Sydney this week which included the

Retailers have welcomed the launch of Klarna in the Australian market and view the Swedish buy now, pay later company as providing a point of difference in the crowded payments space. Klarna, which is backed by CommBank, launched in Australia a fortnight ago, the company’s 17th market. This global presence

Coronavirus is now causing vendors and conference organizers around the world to cancel events. Just this week the plug has been pulled on major industry events in Barcelona, Singapore, and Melbourne. More are expected. Which-50 also understands some IT companies are cancelling or restricting their executives’ travel plans over fears

SkyNRG is a Dutch company that aggregates demand for alternative aviation fuels, brokering contracts between airlines and fuel manufacturers to secure production capacity for jet fuel made from sustainable raw materials. Made from recycled cooking oil, the company is pioneering efforts to address the aviation industry’s carbon footprint. KLM Royal

Australian startups are cashing bigger cheques from venture capital investors, but the money is increasingly going to a smaller group of later stage companies.  Overall Australia’s venture capital funding in 2019 rose to US$1.145 billion, up from US$1.033 billion in 2018 according to KPMG’s latest Venture Pulse report. Over recent

Paul Greenberg

The world’s largest retail trade show has wrapped up for another year. In 2020 the NRF Big Show drew 40,000 attendees to the Javits Centre in New York to talk all things retail.  In the latest Which-50 Minicast, Paul Greenberg, a pioneer in the Australian ecommerce industry and a non-executive

Tony Nash- Booktopia CEO

Australian online retailer Booktopia has raised $20 million to further invest in automation and enhance the capacity and efficiency at its Sydney distribution centre.   The equity was raised from a consortium of private investors led by Su-Ming Wong, Co-Founder & CEO of Champ Ventures who will join the Board of

As more money pours more into digital advertising the size of the opportunity grows for ad fraudsters, who are continually developing new schemes to evade detection and pilfer the riches from the advertising ecosystem.  The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) estimates that by 2025, over $50 billion will be wasted