Summit 2014 Keynote
Mike Cannon-Brookes, Scott Farquhar, Atlassian
Atlassian co-founders and co-CEOs Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes share what's on the horizon for Atlassian and its extraordinary customers.
About the speakers
Mike Cannon-Brookes, Co-founder and co-CEO, Atlassian
Atlassian co-founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes is a busy chap despite the fact he never wears a tie. He teamed up with Aussie university mate Scott Farquhar in 2002 to found Atlassian and provide developers everywhere with ‘lust-worthy’ tools to make great software. Atlassian has since expanded into team collaboration and service desk markets to become a leading enterprise software company helping small and large organizations alike work better together. Mike currently runs Atlassian's design, product and marketing teams.
Undeservedly showered by awards with incredibly long names like Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, Australian IT Professional of the Year and Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Mike is an active angel investor, a non-executive director of Tyro, a technology-focused Australian bank, an adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales and a mentor to the next generation of Aussie greatness at Startmate.
Twitter handle: @mcannonbrookes
Scott Farquhar, Co-founder and co-CEO, Atlassian
Atlassian co-founder and co-CEO Scott Farquhar joined university mate Mike Cannon-Brookes to found Atlassian in 2002. Today with more than 35,000 customers, Atlassian is a leading enterprise software company focused on three markets: software development, service desk and team collaboration. Scott oversees the developer products, operations and customer support teams and champions the company's 1% model.
Scott has been honored with awards with really long names like ‘Australian IT Professional of the Year’, ‘Australian Entrepreneur of the Year’ and the Corporate Social Responsibility award by the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) for his work with the Atlassian Foundation. He actively participates in the Sydney startup scene through angel investing and mentoring with seed fund StartMate and venture capital fund Blackbird Ventures. Scott also regularly lectures on entrepreneurship at the University of New South Wales.
Twitter handle: @scottfarkas