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.

Amazon will open its first Australian fulfilment centre in Dandenong South. In April Amazon confirmed it plans to bring its full retail offering to Australia and opening its 24,000 square metre fulfilment centre is the first big investment in the infrastructure needed to ramp up its ecommerce operations. Last week

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Building a brand in China is all about establishing trust with consumers. That’s according to Claire Pallot, general manager of multi-channel for Sigma Pharmaceuticals, who is responsible for the online strategy, and end to end eCommerce operations of Sigma’s retail brands, Amcal and Guardian Pharmacies. Amcal launched a Chinese ecommerce

Following its Australian launch last year, Alibaba’s Cloud computing division is bringing its global start-up competition to Australia. Haymarket HQ, an Australian start-up hub with a focus on Asia, has partnered with Alibaba Cloud to bring the [email protected] Cloud start-up contest to the region. “We see a growing trend in

IT needs greater visibility over how outages impact consumers so they can prioritise their response when problems inevitably arise. That’s the view of Jennifer Tejada, CEO of PagerDuty, an IT incidents management company which launched in Australia this week. “You never have one [IT] problem at a time, they usually

Naomi Simson and Albert

Online marketplace RedBalloon is demanding greater transparency and accountability from all the agencies it works with following the implementation of an AI-based marketing platform called Albert. According to the company, Albert was also able to reduce the cost of acquiring a customer to RedBalloon by more than 25 per cent

Amazon reported a 77 per cent decrease in profit during its second quarter as it continues to invest in video, fulfillment centres, AWS infrastructure and international expansion. Net income was $197 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, compared with net income of $857 million, or $1.78 per diluted share, in

Facebook data requests

Facebook continues to attract more users and serious advertising dollars. In its second quarter results, Facebook posted sharp increases in revenue and profit, beating Wall Street expectations. The social media giant increased advertising revenue by 47 per cent to $9.16 billion, in the three months ended June 30. Mobile advertising

Zoho, known for its CRM software, is making a new pitch to businesses: it wants to be the operating system for your entire business. The company has announced the availability of Zoho One, a suite of more than 35 of its apps under a single sign-on. Zoho One includes apps

robot, AI, work

Finance functions and the accounting industry more broadly are on the cusp of a major transformational moment. That’s the view of Paul Wensor, Partner, Consulting at Deloitte. Automation, analytics and cloud computing are changing the role of the finance organisation, as well as the nature of work and skills needed

Opaque AI

In 2004 NASA scientists and engineers embarked on a two-year journey to develop artificial intelligence software that could design a satellite antenna. They came up with an algorithm modelled on Darwinian evolution which takes specific design parameters such as size and frequency bands and generates random antenna designs. These are