Mike Cannon-Brookes
Mike Cannon-Brookes
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Mike Cannon-Brookes is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Atlassian, a collaboration software company that helps teams organize, discuss and complete shared work. More than 182,000 large and small organizations 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.
Mike 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. Mike was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a ‘Young Global Leader’ in 2009.
Outside Atlassian, Mike is a technology investor in the areas of software, fintech, agriculture, and energy and sits on the board of Zoox. He also cares deeply about giving back and sits on the board of Room to Read.  A passionate clean energy evangelist, Mike was a driving force behind Australia getting the world's biggest lithium-ion battery and the "Fair Dinkum Power" movement. 
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.