Asian Investment Conference 2021
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Atlassian
Mike Cannon-Brookes is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Atlassian, a collaboration software company that helps teams organise, discuss and complete shared work. More than 190,000 large and small organisations across the world, including companies like Spotify, NASA, Mercy Ships, Sotheby's and Visa use Atlassian’s collaboration products to help their teams work better together.
Mr. Cannon-Brookes was the youngest person ever to be awarded the ‘Australian Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2006 by Ernst & Young alongside Co-Founder and Co-CEO Scott Farquhar. In 2016 they were awarded Australian Financial Review's 'Australian Business Person of the Year' and in 2017 Forbes named them on their ‘Global Game Changers’ list. Mr. Cannon-Brookes was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a ‘Young Global Leader’ in 2009.
Outside Atlassian, Mr. Cannon-Brookes is the Principal of Grok Ventures, investing in the areas of software, fintech, agriculture and energy. He also cares deeply about giving back and is a board member of Room to Read. A passionate clean energy evangelist, Mr. Cannon-Brookes was a driving force behind Australia securing the world's biggest lithium-ion battery.
He serves as an adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales' School of Computer Science and Engineering and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology from the University of New South Wales, Australia.