Tess Bennett

Tess Bennett

Tess Bennett is the editor of Which-50 and is responsible for leading the publication’s coverage of Australia's digital businesses for C-Suite executives, strategists, founders and directors. She has reported on topics such as commerce, the industrial internet, analytics and digital marketing in Australia and Asia Pacific. She is the former editor of Internet Retailing Australia and has covered the retail industry in Australia and abroad.

Eastland way finding app

Shopping centre landlord QIC says it has increased the value of its property portfolio following a three year digital transformation project to improve customer experience and business operations. A total of 14 of QIC’s shopping centres, including Melbourne’s Eastland, are now equipped with digital and IoT assets designed to deliver

DeLorean, back to the future, time travel

The job titles and structure of marketing departments haven’t kept up with the pace of change in that is reshaping the industry. A new article from McKinsey and Company suggests that marketing departments are stuck in the 1980s and are in need of a massive overhaul to adapt to changes

The strategies put in place now by digital publishers will determine the winners and losers over the next few years. That’s the view of Adam Singolda, founder and CEO of Taboola, who is overall optimistic about publishers’ futures even as Facebook and Google hoover up most of the new digital

Alibaba

Alibaba’s profit nearly doubled for the quarter ended June 30, bolstered by the strength of its core commerce division. During the period net income was US$2.1 billion, up 96 per cent compared to the corresponding period a year earlier. Revenue was $7.4 billion for the quarter an increase of 56

realestate.com.au home loan

Emerging online lender and local fintech Tic:Toc, which says it offers a full home loan approval online in just 22 minutes, wants to bust the myth that consumers still need bank branches to apply for a mortgage. And its model, which includes sharing both the margin and the risk of

It’s ok to scrape data from public profiles on LinkedIn, a US court has ruled. Microsoft, which acquired LinkedIn last year for $26.2 billion, was seeking to prevent a startup called HiQ Labs collecting LinkedIn profile data which it uses to create algorithms to predict employee behaviour, like when they

Optimizely, which enables businesses to test different versions of their digital channels, has today opened an Australian office to grow its local customer base. Previously Optimizely’s Australian customers, including Atlassian, Optus, AGL Energy, Chemist Warehouse and Fox Sports, were serviced by a team based in the company’s San Francisco headquarters.

Ice cream fall, disappointment

Digital is real and requires companies to undertake a set of fundamental changes to ensure their long term survival. But be warned, digital transformation projects are nearing a period of intense scrutiny. According to Gartner’s global head of research Peter Sondergaard, digital 12 to 18 months away from the ‘trough

connected car

Fully autonomous vehicles — cars which don’t require steering wheels or brake pedals — are likely to appear on Australian roads within eight years. The prediction is made in an 86-page whitepaper released by the NRMA this week, which sets out a timeline for the roll out of driverless vehicles

digital disruption

Australian companies don’t have another 26 years of easy growth ahead of them. That’s the opinion of Paul Shetler, Stone and Chalk’s first expert in residence and former Chief Digital Officer of the Digital Transformation Agency. “You don’t have another 26 years of easy growth. It was a good ride