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Samantha Perry

co-founder of WomeninTechZA

Samantha is the owner and founder of SJ Perry PR, a small, independent agency that specialises in providing public relations, media relations and content creation services to small to medium-sized businesses and agencies.

She has 20-odd years’ experience as a journalist and a PR professional, and holds a Masters degree in ICT Policy & Regulation from the University of the Witwatersrand.

As a journalist, Samantha covered the ICT sector for the likes of Computing SA (editor), ComputerWeek, and Brainstorm magazine (editor).

In her capacity as a PR professional and consultant, she has worked with a variety of companies including: Google South Africa, Google Nigeria, Think with Google SSA, Salesforce, Paymenow, Coindirect, VALR, Revix, OfferZen, Euphoria Telecom, Peach Payments, CLEVVA, Paypal, eSquared, KAC Group, the British Council, Wunderman Thompson, BasedAF, and Root Platform.

Samantha co-founded and run an initiative called WomeninTechZA, which aims to bridge the gender diversity gap in the tech sector, and in that capacity she sat on the UN Office for South South Cooperation Women in Tech program secretariat. She is also a previous judge of the GSMA GLOMO Awards and has spoken at a variety of prestigious events over the years as well as commenting on telecoms and tech issues in the media.

Speaking engagements

SpeakerSept 28, 2023

WIOCC & OADC - Overcoming barriers to gender transformation in ICT

Topic: Video Introduction

SpeakerSept 28, 2023

WIOCC & OADC - Overcoming barriers to gender transformation in ICT

Topic: Questions and answers

SpeakerSept 28, 2023

WIOCC & OADC - Overcoming barriers to gender transformation in ICT

Topic: Closing remarks

SpeakerSept 28, 2023

WIOCC & OADC - Overcoming barriers to gender transformation in ICT

Topic: Welcome from the MC

Articles

4:10
Guest columnMay 17, 2017

SheEO Sleepout? Seriously?

Any initiative that patronises and demeans any sector of our society by its name alone is problematic, writes guest columnist Samantha Perry.

5:50
Social MediaMay 21, 2015

The mayor is trending

Government is coming out of the dark ages - slowly.

5:20
FeaturesApr 30, 2015

The sneaky SLA

Are they even legally enforceable?

5:00
FeaturesApr 10, 2015

Wanted

A new generation workforce.

4:10

Your network will kill you

Is yours working for you? Or are you working for it?

4:30
CRMFeb 10, 2015

CRM - just another piece...

...in the customer relationship puzzle.

6:30
FeaturesJan 30, 2015

Live learning

A good attitude is the driving force at CodeX.

7:10
SecurityDec 9, 2014

Do you know where your nudes are?

Security is your responsibility, irrespective of whether you're a corporate or personal user of cloud services.

6:00
FeaturesNov 11, 2014

Driving business agility

BPM is more than just automating business processes.

9:30
FeaturesOct 14, 2014

The skills shortage rolls on

The ICT sector has had a skills shortage for at least the last 15 years. Will the problem ever be solved?

3:00
FeaturesSept 11, 2014

The FTTH revolution

Fibre is coming soon, to a suburb near you...

5:00
FeaturesSept 9, 2014

Everything's open

Is the proprietary versus open source debate still raging?