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.

Before Oracle bought NetSuite in 2016 for $9.3 billion, NetSuite had completed its own big acquisition, buying commerce marketing platform Bronto for $200 million in 2015. While Oracle and NetSuite are “still in the honeymoon phase,” Oracle’s relationship status with Bronto is a little more complicated. That’s because NetSuite and

SuiteWorld Mark Hurd and Jim McGeever

The shift to the cloud as an “irresistible force” and that will accelerate over the next decade. That’s the view of Oracle CEO Mark Hurd. “Over the next decade the bulk of workloads that are in companies today are going to be in the cloud,” Hurd said during a Q&A

Jim McGeever, SuiteWorld, NetSuite

From a standing start, China is expected to become NetSuite’s second largest market, behind only the US, by next year. The company is benefiting from the scale-advantages of deeper integration inside Oracle. China is currently NetSuite’s fourth largest market, a remarkable feat considering a few years ago the company didn’t

After years of deliberation, “arguably the most complex piece of regulation the European Union has ever produced” comes into force on May 25th. Reaching far beyond Europe, the tough new privacy laws present a compliance challenge for businesses — and some will be hit harder than others. Regardless of where

Amazon Go Seattle

The rise of empowered customers that is impacting not just retail but most other industries, isn’t going to slow down any time soon. That’s the view of Jeff Bezos, who used used his annual letter to shareholders to highlight the company’s performance in 2017 and share how Amazon stays ahead

Australian organisations aren’t looking at the big picture when it comes to the role AI and robotics will play in their business. For starters, 57 per cent currently don’t use AI or robotics, according the Deloitte 2018 Human Capital Trends report released today. But those that are investing in AI

Australian mobile advertising start-up Unlockd is set for a showdown with Google, after the search giant threatened to ban its apps from the Google Play Store. The adtech company released a statement yesterday confirming that it has applied for an injunction with the UK High Court to prevent Google from

After 16 months of development oOh!Media is ramping up the number internal users on its new trading platform over the next few weeks. The out of home advertising company built the platform in-house to allow its sales staff to sell its digital assets faster and with more flexibility. Ooh!Media now

digital transformation

Culture,  an often intangible and nebulous construct, is nevertheless the reason why digital transformation projects sink or swim. That’s the view expressed by industry leaders to Which-50 this week in a series of media events and roundtables in Sydney, and interviews with CEOs in the US and Singapore. “Culture is

Australian packaging manufacturer Visy is making big investments in technology to automate its factories, and maintains it will end up employing more people, thanks to its natural growth.  The privately-owned paper, package and recycling company is riding a wave of technological change that’s reshaping the manufacturing and logistics industries.