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 Wim Elfrink

Wim Elfrink

Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions & Chief Globalisation Officer

Wim Elfrink is Cisco's Executive Vice President for Industry Solutions and Chief Globalisation Officer. In this role he is responsible for three global functions at Cisco: the Industry Solutions Group, the Emerging Countries Initiatives, and the company's globalisation strategy. Elfrink is an Executive Officer and sits on Cisco's Operating Committee.

Elfrink joined Cisco in 1997 assuming global responsibility for Cisco Services Europe.  In 2000, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Cisco Services and under his leadership the business grew from $3.3 billion to more than $7.6 billion in 2010.

Elfrink was appointed Chief Globalisation Officer in 2006 and was named Executive Vice President in 2007. He went on...


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09/22/2014

Sensing Earthquakes and Forest Fires

By Anne Field
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Sensing Earthquakes and Forest Fires

09/22/2014 By Anne Field

Last August, 10 seconds before residents of South Napa, Cal., were awakened by an earthquake measuring 6.0; scientists at the UC-Berkeley Seismological Laboratory were warned of the impending quake. The conveyor of that information? ShakeAlert, an ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Public Safety, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, FOCUS, Anne Field, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Focus

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09/22/2014

Europe's Cities Get Smarter on Tourism

By Joanne Taaffe
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Europe's Cities Get Smarter on Tourism

09/22/2014 By Joanne Taaffe

The "Mona Lisa" is estimated to attract 15,000 visitors on average per day. Such high traffic rates offer art-lovers little hope of solitary contemplation of the Louvre's most famous painting. The story is similar across ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Joanne Taaffe, Internet of Things

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09/22/2014

Famed California Tunnels Combine Technology with Beauty

By Mary Gorges
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Famed California Tunnels Combine Technology with Beauty

09/22/2014 By Mary Gorges

The Devil's Slide area just south of San Francisco has seen its share of drama – quite literally. This incredibly scenic stretch of Highway 1 was featured in the 1960 movie thriller "Portrait in Black" about a couple who ... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Mary Gorges

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Wim’s unique insights in his  blog, entitled,  India: Transforming Promise into Performance

Seven years ago, many people (including my mother-in-law) thought I had made a career-ending decision to accept a high-risk assignment and relocate to India. My mission:  build from the ground up Cisco’s second headquarters, a Globalization Centre East in Bangalore focused on innovation, talent and partner development that envisioned 10,000 employees in three years, including the top 10% of worldwide talent.

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Leadership@Cisco: Wim Elfrink

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