Chief Executive Officer |

Scott Farquhar, Co-CEO, Co-Founder of Atlassian

November 14, 2016

Among other topics, Scott discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • The genesis of Atlassian
  • Using the IT team as a point of entry
  • The timing of venture capital funding and taking the company public
  • Fostering a culture of innovation at Atlassian
  • Serving multiple functions across a company
  • Prospects for future growth

Scott Farquhar’s Biography

Scott Farquhar is the co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian, a collaboration software company that helps teams organize, discuss and complete shared work. Founded in Sydney, Australia in 2002, Atlassian is well-known for its issue tracking application, Jira, as well as its team collaboration product, Confluence.

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 holds a Bachelor of Science in business information technology from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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