As leaders, one of our primary goals should be to let innovation flourish. Yet many large organizations continue to hold onto outdated processes, and bureaucratic habits that hinder their growth and frustrate their employees. The best technologists often choose to leave these large companies to create their own businesses and bring their ideas to market. One of the most important transformations occurring in today’s business world involves true and complete decentralization of decision-making and ownership within an organization. At Gilt, we’ve learned that this transformation requires trust to be successful. This talk will reflect on my real-life experience growing Gilt from a blank white board to a global ecommerce leader with more than 1,000 employees. It will highlight what it truly takes to scale a modern technology organization, and discuss how to create a culture of trust.