Scott Farquhar is the co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian, a collaboration software company that helps teams organize, discuss and complete shared work. More than 51,000 large and small organizations – including some of the biggest names in media, manufacturing and technology such as Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Visa, Procter & Gamble, BMW and NASA – use Atlassian’s tracking, collaboration, communication, service management and development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time.
Scott was awarded the ‘Australian IT Professional of the Year’ in 2004, and in 2006 was the youngest person ever to be awarded the ‘Australian Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Ernst & Young alongside co-founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes. Scott was also awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award in 2011 by the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) – Atlassian donates 1% of profit, product, equity and employee time to charity, helping thousands of children in developing countries receive an education.
Scott is a widely sought-after keynote speaker and has addressed audiences at conferences and events in Australia and around the globe. Scott actively participates in the Sydney startup scene, contributes to Australian seed fund StartMate and venture capital fund Blackbird Ventures, mentors women through the Australian Business Women’s mentoring program and lectures on entrepreneurship at the University of New South Wales.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in business information technology from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and is a member of YPO and the Australian School of Business Alumni Leaders Network.
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BS, Business Information Technology2002
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