Scott Farquhar

Co-founder and Co-CEO, Atlassian Software Systems

BSc, 2003 / Co-op Program (BIT)

About Scott

Scott Farquhar is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Atlassian - an innovative, award-winning enterprise software company producing tools that help technical and business teams collaborate, plan projects and build software. Sydney-based Atlassian counts some of the world's largest organisations as clients, including almost every major American investment bank and some of the biggest names in media, manufacturing and technology such as Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, Oracle, HP Boeing, BMW and NASA. Atlassian currently has over 20,000 enterprise customers globally and has been named one of the ""Fastest Growing Companies"" by both Deloitte and BRW Magazine.

Scott was awarded the 'Australian IT Professional of the Year' in 2004 and in 2006, a career and life highlight was being the youngest person ever to be awarded the 'Australian Entrepreneur of the Year' by Ernst & Young alongside university mate, Co-Founder and Co-Ceo, Mike Cannon-Brookes.

Scott graduated from UNSW Australia in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science (Business Information Technology) as a UNSW Co-Op scholar, is a member of the Australian Computer Society, Young President's Organisation and the UNSW Business School Alumni Leaders Network.

Scott is a widely sought after keynote speaker and has addressed audiences at conferences, forums and events both in Australia and around the globe.  Scott loves encouraging budding entrepreneurs, mentoring women through the Australian Business Women's mentoring program, as well as sharing his knowledge and experiences with many university groups. Atlassian is a sponsor of the UNSW Co-op Program - supporting other students to achieve their potential.