David Nelms


David has experience in retail innovation, mobile, and entrepreneurship. He founded Integral Wave Technologies, a venture-backed technology company in Austin, where he led the technology and innovation teams from 2001-2006. He also founded and served as President of AMDC, a government contracting firm, from 1998-2001. During this time he received the United States Small Business Association (SBA) Tibbetts Award. David has also worked in new product development and strategic planning for Alltel Wireless.

In 2008, he joined Walmart where he has created enterprise mobile strategy for the IT group, managed global strategic efforts on the Walmart Innovation team, and is currently Director of Mobile Product Management for @WalmartLabs.

He is passionate about technology, understanding disruptive trends, and helping others convert new ideas into new business opportunities. David received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas.