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Samantha Watt

Name: Samantha Watt

Designation: Owner

Company: Watt Communications PTY Ltd

What do you do every day? I communicate – one way or the other, I talk and talk and talk…with my mouth and my fingers!

How did you get into the tech space? I worked for an engineering company and they invested in an IT brand. I was seconded across to set up the communications department and the IT bug bit. That was in 1995!

What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? “When someone shows you who they are, believe them,” – a quote from the late Maya Angelou, shared with me by a great friend and business colleague. This is true in business and in life in general.

What advice would you given someone wanting to get into the tech sector? Be prepared to stretch yourself, learn how to move fast, do 10 things at once, while giving 120%.

What motivates you to get out of bed everyday? The school bell 😉 I am a single Mom of two amazing young girls and making a fabulous life for them is truly what motivates me.

Who do you want to be when you grow up? Content (and no, not what you think!) In today’s world we tend to achieve and over-achieve, never knowing when or what is good enough. I want to learn to recognise when I have given enough and can kick back, relax and smile, knowing it’s enough.

Find me on:
Twitter: @wattisup
LinkedIn: http://za.linkedin.com/pub/samantha-watt/1/b40/245/

Heidi Custers

Heidi Custers, 42Engines

Heidi Custers, 42Engines

Name: Heidi Custers (a.k.a Snowgoose)

Designation: Agency Management Consultant

Company: 42Engines

What do you do every day? 

I manage a tech start-up (currently in incubation) that is designed to improve efficiency and profitability of marketing agencies. I also consult to an agency group on their efficiency.

How did you get into the tech space? I started as a web designer and front-end developer at a large bank, then migrated into digital marketing, and then to a tech start-up accelerator.

What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? “In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy”. And; “If there are 2 people in a discussion, and both share the same opinion, one of them is redundant”.

What advice would you given someone wanting to get into the tech sector? Just do it. Don’t fret about your background, your level of ‘tech savvy’ or your experience. All you need is a passion for learning, a good mentor or business partner, and a deep love for the ICT sector.

What motivates you to get out of bed everyday? Knowing that we are breaking new ground, and making a tangible difference to the businesses we work with.

Who do you want to be when you grow up? Sheryl Sandberg

Find me on:
Twitter: @SnowgooseSA
LinkedIn: za.linkedin.com/in/snowgoosesa