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IT Visionaries

Sep 25, 2019

Susan Standiford says she was born to be in technology. And if you look at her resume, the proof that she lived out her life mission is right there in black and white. From a stint as VP of Technology at Disney Interactive to leading the tech team at Travelocity to her current role as CTO of IKEA Group, Susan has been on the front lines of every kind of digital transformation. 

On this episode of IT Visionaries, Susan discusses how she’s been able to build an employee experience centered around innovation, and she explains what it means to be an inspirational leader.

Key Takeaways:


  • Defining the role of CTO at IKEA
  • Where will AR and VR fit in?
  • How to build an employee experience around innovation
  • Mentorship in the start-up world


Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM.

Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper

This podcast is sponsored by Salesforce. Did you know Salesforce isn't just for Sales? Using Salesforce as an Employee Experience Platform helps make every employee across your organization more productive thanks to a common, mobile-first platform for getting work done faster. Find out more at