What We Do
The pace of change is exponential, creating an imperative for organizations to set their own narrative for the future and be proactive about building long-term competitive advantage. Narrative-driven innovation helps organizations leverage the power of story to explore how technology will change the future lives of customers and employees. Lowe’s Innovation Labs is using this process to think broadly about potential applications for disruptive technologies, build an innovation roadmap and rapidly prototype new technology in real-world, living labs.
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Lowe's Innovation Labs partnered with the U.S. Department of State, Africa Creative Agency, and the Unreasonable Group to bring hip hop emcees and social entrepreneurs together. Why would we do this? Kyle Nel explains here.
Richard Maltsbarger, Chief Development Officer and President of International for Lowe's, has started up his own blog series on LinkedIn. Read his first post on innovation and the future here.
Digital Trends talks retail 2.0: how Lowe's Innovation Labs uses 3D models, AR, VR, and more, and why the team uses comic books to inspire the process.
Please join Lowe's Innovation Labs and the Unreasonable Institute for Pitch and Flow, an event where eight socially conscious emcees will be paired with eight visionary entrepreneurs to tell a compelling story of social enterprise.
In his most recent LinkedIn blog post, Kyle Nel, Executive Director of Lowe's Innovation Labs, explains the visualization imperative and a new way of looking at home improvement.
Lowe’s Innovation Labs partnered with Savannah College of Art & Design to develop the first-ever narrative-driven innovation course in fall 2016. This spring, we launched our second course, focusing on creating a comic book set fifteen years in the future.
Fortune highlights how Lowe's Innovation Labs is approaching the innovation process differently than other major retailers. Get a peak into our latest developments: Exosuits, Holoroom How To, and LoweBot, in the article.
C2 Montréal brings together commerce and creativity with an audience of 5,000 creative thinkers and decision makers. Lowe's Innovation Labs took on the event with a Masterclass, a Workshop, and a keynote speakership, in partnership with Lowe's Canada and Neurons Inc.
Today at Google I/O, Lowe's Innovation Labs is announcing Google will map 400 Lowe's stores using its newly announced Visual Positioning Service (VPS).
Lowe's Innovation Labs publicly announced our latest pilot, an employee-facing assistive exosuit, created in partnership with Virginia Tech. The Verge reports.
Lowe's Innovation labs is nominated for two Auggie Awards - Holoroom How To for Best Enterprise Solution and Lowe's Vision for Best App. Public voting is open until May 22nd.
Michele Newbery, president of The Mine, says "We are headquartered right near Lowe’s Innovation Labs, in Kirkland, Washington. We love to run over and explore the technologies as often as we can."
Kyle Nel, Executive Director of Lowe's Innovation Labs explains the storytelling process that drives our narrative-driven innovation platform. "The only real way that we ingest new information in a meaningful, long-term way and take action on that is through this uniquely human thing called story," says Nel.
Holoroom How To is officially open for business at two stores in Canada. Learn what parts of the experience we had to adapt for a launch in Canada and why we chose the location!
Lowebot uses Jetson technology to help it process and learn all the images it sees at it scans the store each day. Watch the video for more!
At last week’s Shoptalk conference, Kyle Nel, the executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, detailed why innovation is so important for retailers, primarily because the current pace of change is exponential.
LIL-B recently concluded TensorFlow Study Jam, in collaboration with Google Developers Group - Bangalore. Learn more here!
Kyle Nel, Executive Director of Lowe's Innovation Labs, discusses the most pressing issue facing the retail industry today, how corporations address innovation. This article is part of a larger series written by retail experts attending Shoptalk 2017.
CNET highlights the launch of the all-new Lowe's Vision: In-Store Navigation app. Read more here...
An update after VR: Onwards and Upwards, written by Richa Misra of Lowe's Innovation Labs, Bengaluru.