Josh leads a global team responsible for articulating the future of home improvement retail and establishing strong, actionable partnerships with technology and cultural organizations of all sizes – with the ultimate goal of accelerating Lowe’s ability to make that future real today.
Josh’s background as an augmented reality videogame designer, connected-toy start-up founder and advertising creative director has fueled his passion for partnering with visionary companies and working to scale breakthrough ideas at Lowe’s. Prior to joining Lowe’s Innovation Labs, he co-founded an augmented reality videogame studio, lm/nl, where he directed the best-selling AR title Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner for iOS; co-created the $100m+ selling toys-to-life platform Telepods; and transformed Band-Aid brand bandages into augmented reality Muppet shows with Band-Aid Magic Vision. He has previously served as creative director at IPG’s Media Lab and ad agency, JWT, and holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Boston University.
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
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