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.

“If your company is not an icon on a person’s mobile phone, you really don’t exist.” That’s the risk that Australian brands face, according to Gerd Schenkel, Leader of the Digital Practice at consultancy Partners in Performance. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Nominate today for the Which-50 Digital

Apple Store in Bangkok

Apple has once again exerted its control over its mobile operating system to limit data collection in the name of improved user privacy. During its WWDC event this week Apple unveiled a single sign-in function, which is pitched as a privacy-focused alternative to Google and Facebook logins. The “Sign in

Professional services firms are seeing strong demand for predictive analytics projects, but say Australian businesses still face challenges implementing or operationalising the insights gained from the statistical models. While predictive analytics is not a new capability partners from KPMG and Accenture say businesses still struggle when it comes to optimising

All four US consumer tech giants — Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple — are facing a new antitrust probe conducted by the US Congress. The House Judiciary Committee announced on Monday it would launch a broad investigation to determine if dominant firms are engaging in anti-competitive conduct, and whether or

The US Justice Department is reportedly setting up an investigation into Google to examine if its businesses have breached antitrust laws. The Wall Street Journal reported the department’s antitrust division has been laying the groundwork for the investigation in recent weeks. The work follows after an agreement with the Federal

Companies with enough digitally savvy board members make more money. That’s the key finding from a recent study by MIT Sloan, which also revealed that few organisations measure up. The research found that only 24 per cent of the boards of companies listed in the US with over $1 billion

After just over three years in the Australian market UberEats’ brand recognition is now on par with McDonald’s and Woolworths. While benefiting from the halo (or shadow, depending on the news cycle) of the larger Uber brand, Eats has also embarked on high profile marketing campaigns to normalise home delivery

Salesforce Tower

Salesforce unveiled its first blockchain product at its fourth annual developer conference, TrailheaDX, in San Francisco overnight. Built on its Lightning platform and using open source blockchain technology from Hyperledger, Salesforce Blockchain is a low-code platform connected to CRM that enables organisations to share verified, distributed data sets across a

7-Eleven store

7-Eleven Australia has opened a cashless and cardless convenience store in Melbourne, advancing retailers’ attempts to eliminate checkout queues. Located in the suburb of Richmond, the concept store has no physical retail checkout or counter. Instead shoppers use the 7-Eleven app on their smartphones to scan and pay for items.

An airplane skywriting during an airshow

In 2007 Therese Tucker, founder and CEO of BlackLine, had a choice to make: move all the accounting and finance software BlackLine provides customers to the cloud, or keep some of it on-premise. There were some major upsides to becoming a pureplay SaaS provider before it was fashionable, there was