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.

Xinja is the latest Australian neobank to obtain its restricted banking licence from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). APRA today announced it has granted Xinja a restricted authorised deposit-taking institution licence (RADI). Introduced in May this year, the new category of licence means Xinja can call itself a bank

South East Water is currently undergoing a transformation aimed at reducing the cost of water bills and providing increased value to customers by better managing its $4 billion of infrastructure and assets. Lucia Cade, Chair of South East Water’s Board, says the organisation’s approach to R&D, technology and transformation has

Hundreds of thousands of Australians are circumventing a suppression order issued by the Victorian County Court in a high-profile criminal case. Thousands more Australians appear to be directly in breach of the order, according to an analysis of web and social media data conducted by Which-50. The order was issued

In the race to design, build and distribute driverless vehicles en mass, the automotive and technology industries have agreed on a set of definitions created by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The six levels of autonomy range from no automation at all to full automation, ie there’s no need for

The end of the year is fast approaching which means it’s time to take a look back on the year that was and publish a list or two*. In the coming weeks we will be sharing some of our favourite stories of the year but first Which-50 wants to know

The ACCC is investigating whether or not tech giants have breached Australian consumer and competition law as part of its digital platforms inquiry. The consumer watchdog released a preliminary report this morning, 12 months after being directed by the federal government to conduct a public inquiry into the impact of

It is a fairly binary question: should paedophiles have an absolute right to privacy? Should those who would do the community harm through acts of mass murder be allowed to operate free from digital harassment by law enforcement and intelligence services? Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter And if

Amazon Seller Summit Sydney

Amazon now has 10,000 Australian sellers on its local marketplace. At launch 12 months ago, the ecommerce store had around 560 sellers. Yesterday marked one year since Amazon formally arrived Australia with its own first party retail offering as well as its marketplace of third party sellers. Sign up for

Nick Savvides Chief Technology Officer, APJ at Symantec came across a new kind of attack on a call centres this year which managed to surprise the cyber security executive. Traditionally the bad guys would try to hold call centres to ransom by tying up all their phone lines so they

printing press

Ad spending is expected to grow or remain more or less steady across all channels except for print, according to new forecasts released today. Print ad spend is set to decline 5 per cent in 2019, dropping to $1.7 billion, according to GroupM’s updated 2018 and 2019 ad investment forecasts.