Kyle Nel

Executive Director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs

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Kyle Nel is the executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, part of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., where he is responsible for driving retail innovation through disruptive technologies. Through Lowe’s Innovation Labs, Nel brings together uncommon partners to imagine the impossible and provide scalable solutions for problems that customers and employees face every day.

Nel has led Lowe’s Innovation Labs to develop and introduce technologies including the Lowe’s Holoroom, an augmented reality home improvement design tool, the OSHbot autonomous retail service robot and in-store and online 3D scanning and printing.

Prior to Lowe’s, he was part of Walmart’s Global Insights group, where he contributed to the growth of shopper insights and innovation for the multinational retailer, and served as research director for Clear Channel Radio. He serves on a variety of advisory committees and boards, including Google Consumer Surveys, Fringe Factory, and the Insights and Innovation Exchange.

Nel holds an MBA from the AC Nielsen Center for Marketing Research at the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Brigham Young University-Idaho.