Spacetalk Ltd. (ASX: SPA) is a global technology provider of secure communication solutions for families to stay connected and protected.
Spacetalk’s range of all-in-one smartphone GPS watches for children (Spacetalk Kids and Spacetalk Adventurer) and seniors (Spacetalk Life) are purpose built with tailored features, design qualities and best practice data encryption, security and privacy technologies, for families to stay confidently connected. Fun, fashionable, secure and technologically advanced, Spacetalk devices deliver confidence for the child and senior wearer, enhanced controls for the guardian, and engaging functionalities for the whole family to stay connected.
The Spacetalk App is designed to provide a family environment for fun, engaging and secure media consumption beyond its device control functionalities for the guardian. Every linked contact – parents, grandparents, extended family members and friends – regardless of whether they are Android or iOS users, can interact with linked Spacetalk devices and each other through the Spacetalk App.
Spacetalk was founded in 2001 and listed on the ASX in 2003 as MGM Wireless Limited, which developed the world’s first SMS student absence notification platform for schools and went on to become Australia’s most successful school messaging company. On 12 November 2020 the Company changed its name to Spacetalk Ltd.
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B.Sc. (Ma.Sc.) B.Ec. Executive Chairman
Executive Chairman Mark Fortunatow, co-founder and chief executive of MGM Wireless Holdings, brings more than 27 years of senior executive management experience in marketing, engineering, information systems, and finance. Mr Fortunatow’s track record includes three successful technology-based enterprises: Linx Computer Systems (developer and marketer of financial software); Timekeeping Australia (a leader in the Australian workforce management market); and Netline Technologies (designs and commercialises voice-based mobile wireless solutions). His accumulated experience has enabled him to develop a sustainable business around a robust and creative R&D program, resulting in a stable of unique products with strong competitive advantage
Martin brings over 20 years of experience in the investment and financial services industry and has had deep involvement over that time in investing in and supporting growing Australian technology businesses. He was previously an investment manager with Thorney Investment Group and held management roles at ASX-listed companies Hub24, Bell Financial Group and IWL Limited. Martin also previously worked as a finance journalist with The Australian Financial Review. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from The University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from Finsia. Martin is a CFA charter holder and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Martin is currently the managing director of boutique investment firm Equitable Investors and a non-executive director of ASX-listed financial services group Centrepoint alliance (ASX: CAF), where he has also chaired key committees of the board.
Dr Brandon Gien
Brandon is the CEO of Good Design Australia, Chair of the Australian Good Design Awards, and Deputy Chair of the Australian Design Council. He has spent the past 25 years passionately advocating for the value of good design to improve our social, economic, cultural and environmental quality of life. He is a qualified Industrial Designer and currently an Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design at both the University of Canberra and the University of New South Wales. He became a Senator of the World Design Organization (WDO), the global body for Industrial Design, after serving as President (2013-2015), the first Australian to hold this position. Prior to establishing Good Design Australia, Brandon was the Executive Director of Design Strategy at Standards Australia, recognised by the Australian Government as the nation’s peak standards body. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Newcastle where he later graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Design from the University of Canberra’s School of Design and Architecture. He was made an Honorary Design Ambassador to Japan, an international design advocacy role organised by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) was recognised as a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia.
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