Kyle Nel

Kyle Nel is the CEO and co-founder of Uncommon Partners, a behavioural transformation company. His passion for changing human behaviour led him to create the multi-disciplinary behavioural transformation approach, which uses tools like narrative and applied neuroscience to help organizations break out of incrementalism.


Kyle also founded and previously served as Executive Director for Lowe’s Innovation Labs (LIL), the disruptive innovation hub for the Fortune 40 home improvement company. Under his leadership, Lowe’s Innovation Labs built a proprietary 3D content creation and asset management platform; augmented and virtual reality stores; virtual reality DIY skills clinics; the first autonomous retail service robots; soft robotic exosuits to deliver lift assistance for store employees; and 3D scanning and printing services at retail – and in space, where the first commercially-manufactured object off of the planet was a Lowe’s wrench that was modified for astronauts. He also built a disruptive technology lab and incubator in Bangalore, India. He is a faculty member focused on corporate innovation at Singularity University and a former member of the XPRIZE Foundation Innovation Board.