Mike Cannon-Brookes is the co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian, an award-winning enterprise software company that helps teams collaborate, build software and serve their customers better. More than 43,000 large and small organisations – including some of the biggest names in media, manufacturing and technology such as Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Gilt Group, Proctor & Gamble, BMW and NASA – use Atlassian’s tracking, collaboration, communication, service management and development products to work smarter and delivery 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 honoured 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 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.
He is a technology investor in the areas of software, fintech, agriculture and energy and sits on the board of Zoox, a company that develops technology for self-driving cars. He cares deeply about giving back and sits on the board of Room to Read, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving literacy and gender equality. A passionate clean energy evangelist, he was a driving force in the efforts for Australia to get the world's biggest lithium ion battery and continues to advocate for technology that benefits our environment.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Commerce in information systems from the University of New South Wales, Australia.