"Jay's world" - How Jay Simons (Atlassian, President) shaped the Atlassian journey
03-29, 12:00–12:15 (US/Pacific), Room 1

An interview with Jay Simons the prominent and well known iconic leader from San Francisco who build Atlassian together with Mike and Scott. Sebastian and Martin will interview him about his journey with Atlassian and the achievements that stand out from his point of view.

We're incredibly proud to be able to have Jay be part of our event. Please welcome him with us and enjoy his stories. We're looking forward to this special occasion.

Jay Simons is the president of Atlassian.

He joined the company in 2008 as vice president of sales and marketing to lead Atlassian's pioneering efforts to develop a high-velocity, low-touch sales model. Jay's overseen the company's global expansion, introduction of its Starter License program (a disruptive approach to "freemium" where the company donates all proceeds to a charitable cause), and its growing worldwide customer community and programs.

Jay has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry. He began his career at Plumtree Software where he held a variety of senior marketing and sales roles. Significantly, Jay oversaw the company's expansion throughout Europe and Asia Pacific. When Plumtree was acquired by BEA Systems in 2005, Jay became vice president of marketing for BEA Systems, which was later acquired by Oracle in 2008.

Jay serves on the board of directors for HubSpot and holds a bachelor's degree in political and environmental science from the University of Washington.


Sebastian Martini (birth name Sebastian Preuss) has been part of //SEIBERT/MEDIA since 1998 and became a shareholder in 2010. He heads the operating business of the company and is thus responsible for the turnover and the results. In addition, his focus is on strategic consulting as well as in qualifying the consulting team.

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Martin Seibert states on his profile page:

"I am passionate about Atlassian Software. I am currently helping to introduce Linchpin, a Confluence-based intranet solution and a SAFe solution called Agile Hive to our customers. I have been working on and in //SEIBERT/MEDIA for our customers and employees since I was 17. I founded the company in 1996 and it now employs about 180 people in Wiesbaden (Germany) and USA. In 2018 we made about 30M US$ in revenues and have been profitable as a company for many years. We offer agile software development and are one of the five biggest Atlassian partners worldwide.

It took me many years to understand that only teams can be successful. But that was years ago. Now, I want everyone to understand and spread the word that teams are the things that rock. Be it in your own company or when looking at //SEIBERT/MEDIA, it's always teams that "rock'n'roll" with software."

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