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.

Nine months on from the introduction of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the first major fine has been handed down to Google for not being transparent and clear enough with consumers about how their data is being used. While Google says it plans to appeal the €50m fine,

Australia is the country that trusts social media the least, according to the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer. The annual report found Australia, alongside France, is the least trusting country globally in social media — 26 per cent compared to the global average of 43 per cent. Sign up to Which-50’s

After a busy year of acquisitions Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen is overhauling Adobe’s Digital Experience business to make room for Marketo and Magento. As part of the reorganisation, executive vice president and GM of its Digital Experience business Brad Rencher will be leaving the company. Rencher joined Adobe in 2009

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Google (Alphabet) Google’s parent company Alphabet beat revenue and earnings per share expectations however increased costs pushed shares down. Full year revenue up 23 per cent year-on-year to $136.8 billion, while Q4 revenue jumped 22 per cent to $39.3 billion. Advertising revenue for the three months ended December 31 were

A series of privacy scandals which plagued Facebook in 2018 hasn’t impacted the number of Australians using the platform. According to the the eighth annual Digital 2019 report commissioned by Hootsuite and We Are Social, Facebook has 16 million monthly average users in Australia, the same number as 2017 and

Throughout 2018, 94 ASX200 board positions were filled by women. The new recruits helped put the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) within a whisker of achieving the gender diversity goal it set for Australian companies back in 2015. According to figures released today, women accounted for 29.7 per cent

This year will be a buyer’s market for martech M&A, as venture-backed marketing technology companies founded between 2013 and 2017 look for a exit in a crowded (and still growing) market. That’s the view of Scott Brinker, the editor of chiefmartech.com and VP of platform ecosystems at Hubspot. Brinker recently

As AI and robotics automate more tasks, fewer humans are required to do the same amount of work. Rather than eliminating the need to work, conventional wisdom argues humans will be required to do different kinds of jobs than they do today. The challenge for governments, business and individuals, lies

Indigenous mentoring organisation AIME is quitting social media, with the organisation’s founder and CEO Jack Manning Bancroft describing the platforms “addictive, dangerous, and unhealthy.” Manning Bancroft shared a post across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on Friday saying the not-for-profit was leaving “social media for good.” Sign up to Which-50’s Digital

In the space of 12 months Australian executives have gone from feeling unprepared to tackle the changes unlocked by technology to more bullish than their global counterparts. According to Deloitte’s second annual leadership readiness report, 37 per cent of Australian executives completely agreed that they feel ready to capitalise on