Wim Elfrink

President, WPE Ventures Digitized Solutions

Wim Elfrink is the Founder and President of WPE Ventures Digitized Solutions, a security and digitization solutions business that leverages the Internet of Things (IoT) technology to drive transformational business outcomes. Elfrink is an investor, advisor, and consultant in early-stage, emerging and emerging growth companies that are enabling the digitization of society.  He actively manages a portfolio companies via board participation, strategic marketing, governance and capital structure.

Elfrink founded WPE Ventures in September 2015, after retiring from Cisco following 18 years of service. As Cisco’s Executive Vice President of Industry Solutions and Chief Globalisation Officer, he was responsible for the Industry Solutions Group, the Emerging Countries initiatives, and the company’s globalisation strategy. He also led the company-wide efforts for the Internet of Things (IoT). Elfrink was an Executive Officer of the company and a member of Cisco’s Operating Committee.

In 2009, Daily News & Analysis named Elfrink one of Bangalore’s 50 Most Influential People. In 2013, he received the Ambassador C. Howard Wilkins, Jr. Award from the Netherlands-America Foundation.