Telstra, Atlassian and Kogan leaders among LinkedIn's most powerful users

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Telstra, Atlassian and Kogan leaders among LinkedIn's most powerful users

A handful of technology chief executives have once again been named among the most influential LinkedIn users in Australia.

LinkedIn has released its Power Profiles list for 2017, which ranks Australian public figures based on the number of views, as well as filters that "capture engagement levels" on the platform.

“These Power Profiles have developed their brand on LinkedIn by sharing their diverse experiences and voicing their opinion on topics that matter," LinkedIn Australia country manager Matt Tindale said. "They are adding value to the community with their insights, helping our members get better at what they do and achieve their professional goals.”

Returning to the list this year was Telstra chief executive Andrew Penn, Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar and Kogan founder Ruslan Kogan.

In 2016, Penn was also named as one of LinkedIn's most prominent thought leaders. Telstra also has the most LinkedIn users of any company in Australia.

Last year's list included former Dropbox chief executive Charlie Wood, who departed the cloud storage vendor in April. He was replaced by former Survey Monkey chief Tony Ward, who was also missing from the list this year.

The Power Profiles list also included public sector figures, such as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who joined LinkedIn in May, and NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow.

LinkedIn said it had 9 million users in Australia, and 500 million users globally.

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