Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
Founder & CEO
Kyle Smith is the founder and CEO of Vici- a venture backed robotics company helping grocers automate front-of-house brick and mortar operations with robots and AI.
After working in retail in his younger years, Kyle began his tenure at Google building software to command and automate robotic spacecraft. He then went on to lead an operations automation team at Planet Labs for the largest constellation of imaging satellites ever launched.
Notwithstanding his foray into tech, Kyle never forgot about his early experiences in retail. During his time at Google, he recognized the approach and technology, refactored for retail, was the key to unlocking substantial improvements for retail operations. He took this experience with him, founded Vici, and set out to radically modernize the brick and mortar experience.