Honoring Dr. Robert (Bob) Heile

Our hearts grew heavy as we learned of the recent passing of Dr. Robert (Bob) Heile but they also filled with joy as we remember his dedication and contributions to the “Internet of Everything” as he used to refer to what we know today as the Internet of Things (IoT). 

With a career spanning many decades over the end of a century and the dawn of another, Bob was a staple of the global communication standards community.  He was steadfast in his 2+ decades leadership of the IEEE 802.15 Working group.  The group that gave us the communication infrastructure for many popular protocols found in products today:  Zigbee, Thread, Wireless HART, Wi-Sun, and many others.    He also led the Zigbee Alliance for over a decade and presided over the development and deployment of its various protocol standards.

Rest in peace Bob.  Your legacy will live on.