Samantha Perry is a freelance journalist with 18 years experience writing for a range of media, mainly in the ICT sector. She writes for Mail & Guardian, several niche B2B titles and several corporate clients doing strategic comms and media training. She has a Masters degree in ICT Policy & Regulation and works as an independent telecoms researcher for some of the analyst houses in that field. She is regularly called upon to comment on telecoms issues in the press. She is also the human behind WomeninTechZA – an initiative that aims to bridge the gender diversity gap in the South Africa tech sector.