Robert Böhm is Managing Director of EEBus Initiative e.V., a German non-profit organisation with international members from the automotive, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, white goods, PV, energy storage as well as energy management sector. After his Ph.D. in theoretical physics, Robert held various management positions in the industry prior to joining EEBus Initiative in April 2021. On behalf of its members the EEBus Initiative describes the communication interface (= application, data model, transport protocol) to allow for the interconnection between energy management relevant devices as well as corresponding control systems.