Bob Heile
Bob Heile

Chairman and CEO, ZigBee Alliance;

Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks;

Co-Chair, IEEE P2030 Task Force 3 on Smart Grid Communications

Bob is a 30-plus year veteran in the field of data communications and wireless data with many articles and workshops to his credit. He is the Chairman, CEO, and founding member of the ZigBee Alliance, Chair and founding member of the IEEE 802.15 Working Group on WPANs, served as Co-Chair of IEEE P2030 Smart Gird Communications Task Force, and was a founding member of IEEE 802.11. Bob is also a co-founder and Vice-Chair of the Consortium for Smart Energy Profile 2 Interoperability (CSEP). Currently, Bob is closely involved in many Global Internet of Things (IoT) and Smartgrid standards and deployment efforts in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, China, and Australia, and is a regularly called upon as both an expert and public speaker in these areas. As Chairman of the ZigBee Alliance, Bob has been instrumental in guiding the organization to a position of global leadership for IoT and Smart Grid standards, and in establishing a new paradigm for cooperation in standards and among industry organizations. Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College and Master of Arts and Doctorate degrees in Physics from The Johns Hopkins University.