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Patrick Bikar is a Senior Solutions Architect at Cisco, where he works with Government CIOs throughout EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) to help them understand how a harness Cloud Computing, and benefit from its promises: cost reduction, efficiency, flexibility. IT is changing and Public Sector is no exception: existing governance structures (mostly based on CAPEX and in-house delivery) are migrating to "as a service" models, requiring new kinds of contractual relationships between governments, and service providers (either privately- or publicly-owned), outsourcers, systems integrators, vendors, etc.
Under the banner of "Government Cloud", Patrick has built a unique set of capabilities, in close partnership with Cisco customers: RFP Templates, Executive Summaries, Maturity Assessments, ROI Models, Executive Roundtables, Training Programs, Strategic Partnerships, etc.
Patrick is a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert, and graduated in 1999 with La Plus Grande Distinction as a Telecommunications Engineer from the University of Brussels, Belgium.