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.

Businesses need a holisitic company-wide understanding of brand driven from the CEO, not the CMO, argues Adam Ferrier, Founder of Thinkerbell. He said businesses that can get the board and CEO to understand what creativity and brand building is all about will have a strong competitive advantage. Sign up to

The market for tools which helps employees collaborate is expected to grow from an estimated US$2.7 billion in 2018 to US$4.8 billion by 2023, nearly doubling in size, according to Gartner. Social software and collaboration in the workplace includes products like Slack, Microsoft Teams, Workplace by Facebook, Microsoft Yammer and

A neobank, budgeting tools and payment services are among the first 10 companies selected by the ACCC to trial data sharing as part as Australia’s incoming open banking regime. Open banking, based on the recently passed Consumer Data Right (CDR) legislation, is set to kick off formally in February 2020,

Chinese ecommerce platform Beidian is looking to expand its presence in Australia and New Zealand, signing agreements with 20 local companies to help them sell their products in China. Beidian forms direct partnerships with manufacturers and suppliers, and sales across the Beidian platform are generated by recommendations from KOLs, (Key

Secondhand apparel sales are going to be more disruptive for specialty fashion retail than Amazon or the fast fashion players like Zara and H&M, according to Scott Galloway. Galloway, speaking via video link at the NewsMediaWorks’ Inform conference in Sydney today, warned specialty retail is about to endure the same

Larry Ellison, Oracle Openworld 2019

Oracle president Larry Ellison say he is expecting “tremendous growth” in the company’s cloud application business, as large enterprises move more of their systems to the cloud. Speaking at the company’s OpenWorld conference in San Francisco last week, Ellison said Oracle has 31,000 cloud application customers up from 7,000 in

The need to make commercial property renovations and new building projects more energy-efficient and user-friendly creates a serious and unwanted consequence: these smart buildings open up new attack vectors for cybersecurity threats. Internet-connected systems that control elevators, escalators, heating and security access can be used to monitor and optimise performance,

Oracle has launched new enhancements to its customer data platform and announced the first customers for CX Unity, which builds on the data and marketing products the company has built and acquired over the past eight years. Both Salesforce and Adobe have announced their own CDPs this year. According to

Salesforce today announced Salesforce Sustainability Cloud, a carbon accounting product that will give businesses access to investor-grade data on sustainability initiatives and metrics. The tool will be generally available in December 2019, enabling businesses to quickly track, analyse and report reliable environmental data to help them reduce their carbon emissions.

Oracle is accelerating the number of uses for emerging technology like machine learning and natural language processing across the full suite of its business software. Speaking today at Oracle OpenWorld, Steve Miranda, executive vice president of Oracle Applications product development, outlined the company’s view of AI. Webinar: Can I Trust