Arik Elberse

Global Director, Smart City Solutions

IoT Business Unit

Arik Elberse is the Global Director and Industry Principal for Cisco IoT Smart Cities Solutions. He is responsible for leading end-to-end, innovative and flexible Smart Cities and Connected Roadways solutions with Cisco’s market leading Intent-Based Networking, IoT Networking, Cisco Kinetic for Cities platform, and a broad selection of ecosystem partners.

Arik’s previous Cisco responsibilities have included Director of Collaboration Systems, Solutions Engineering and Architecture; and Director of Product Management for Video and Desktop Unified Communications. He has over 25 years’ experience in ICT, and prior to joining Cisco in early 2007, he held a variety of senior positions including CTO for Contact Center and Multimedia Applications with Nortel (now Avaya).


December 12, 2019


A tale of a modern city

Working with cities across the world, we’ve started to notice a familiar pattern of challenges and we believe we’ve come up with a solution and unique innovations to address these. So, in the story below I’d like to share the perspective of a typical municipal leader who’s facing these challenges and how Cisco can help. […]

A Smarter Way to Connect Communities and Roadways

Communities are increasingly working to get “smart” by using sensors, cameras and other IoT devices to address efficiency, transportation, safety, environmental and health challenges. Though well intentioned, many communities launch...