Mike Cannon-Brookes is the co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian, a team collaboration software company that helps teams organise, collaborate and communicate around shared work. More than 50,000 large and small organisations – including some of the biggest names in media, manufacturing and technology such as Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, BMW and NASA – use Atlassian’s tracking, collaboration, communication, service management and development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time.
Mike has received international recognition for his work, including the ‘Australian IT Professional of the Year’ award in 2004, and ‘Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year’ in 2006. He's also been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2009 and is currently a member of The Forum of Young Global Leaders.
Outside Atlassian, Mike is an active angel investor and a non-executive director of Tyro, a technology-focused Australian bank. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales' School of Computer Science and Engineering, as well as chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Industry Advisory Board.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Commerce in information systems from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Meet Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, the 2015 Advance Global Australian Global Impact Award Winners. Watch "The Next Big Wave: Directions for Australian Innovation" panel session featuring Mike Cannon-Brookes, at the 2015 Advance Global Australian Summit and his and Scott Farquhar's 2015 Advance Global Australian Award Acceptance Speech below. Mike also spoke at the 2016 Advance Global Australian Summit on "Building An Australian Unicorn", check out the video below.