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Patrick Bikar

Head of Business Architecture Center of Excellence

Cisco EMEAR

Patrick Bikar leads Cisco’s Business Architecture Center of Excellence in EMEAR. This group of 100 Business Architects is focused on 3 goals: helping customer executives create the story of Digital Transformation for their organization, e.g. through a one-page strategy, or Digital Journey Dashboard (DJD); answering pressing business challenges with cutting-edge technology solutions through agile Business Innovation Sprints (BIS); architecting the multi-domain technology platform that will empower the Enterprise Digital Agenda and deliver business impact at speed.

Over the last decade, Patrick has helped numerous CIOs and their IT department become the drivers of Digital Transformation in their organizations. How to effectively meet the strategic business drivers (WHY), gradually evolve the IT operating model (HOW), and build the secure, intelligent platform that will accelerate business innovation (WHAT)? Cisco Business Architecture offers an agile and pragmatic answer, delivering value at every step through practical, collaborative engagements, powered by Design Thinking.

In 1999, Patrick graduated first of his promotion as a Telecommunications Engineer from the University of Brussels, Belgium. His certifications include Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE 7045), ITIL 3, TOGAF 9, and Business Architect Transformation Program (BATP). He was a Cisco Chairman's Club Winner in 2008 and 2014. In 2014, Patrick finished a 2-year Executive Master in IT Management (Solvay Business School), which gave him a thorough understanding on how to “run IT like a business”.

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November 11, 2019

INNOVATION

Innovate at speed, with Cisco Business Architecture

Cisco Business Architects can help you innovate and drive digital transformation. We skip theory and focus on delivering business success, at speed.

September 16, 2015

GOVERNMENT

Does Fast IT work in Government? It sure does: check out the case studies.

In my previous post, I explained how CIOs are reinventing the mission and role of the IT department in order to support the Digital Transformation of their organisation. And that adopting a Fast IT model is less about technology and more about progressive cultural and process changes. But is this realistic for public sector organisations as well? It […]

September 10, 2015

CLOUD

Fast IT for Cisco Partners: embrace Digital Disruption

Digital disruption. IDC says that 40% of market share leaders in their respective industries (our customers!) will be out of business in 10 years, because they will miss their transformation to Digital. What they need? Fast IT. Cisco experienced (both first hand and with our customers) that Fast IT is the key capability that enterprises need […]

July 21, 2015

CLOUD

New white paper: “Build your Strategic Roadmap to Fast IT”

Fast IT has the power to completely transform the role and the value of IT to the business. It is a critical imperative for those CIOs who want to transform themselves from the mere owners of technology stacks to the drivers of their enterprise’s digital transformation. CIOs must reinvent the mission and role of the IT department. It’s […]

June 1, 2015

GOVERNMENT

Big Data in the Public Sector: Turning Bytes into Information Valuable to Society (White Paper)

Recent economic analysis by Cisco (http://internetofeverything.cisco.com/) reveals that the Internet of Everything is a $4.6 trillion opportunity for global Public Sector organisations (e.g. Government, Healthcare, Education) over the next decade. This is the result of cost savings, increased productivity, new revenues and the enhanced citizen experiences it will bring. A sound Big Data strategy will […]

November 28, 2014

GOVERNMENT

Understand how the Intercloud elegantly meets Public Sector IT requirements

Public Sector IT organisations are weary of vendor lock-in. And rightfully so: it is hard to buy cloud services from any supplier you choose and then freely manage these services as if they were part of your own extended private cloud. Main reason: lack of ability to connect different clouds: private, partner, public, etc. Luckily, this barrier […]

November 20, 2014

GOVERNMENT

So you’ve got a cloud strategy? Sorry. What you need is a roadmap.

Like many IT organisations, yours probably knitted a “cloud strategy” some years ago. But do you have a clear roadmap to execute the required changes at all levels (people, processes, technology, services) in a stepwise approach? If not, your strategy is likely to remain just that – a “strategy” – for a long time. And […]

November 10, 2014

GOVERNMENT

IT Value Map: your compass for cloud transformation

In my previous blog, I explained how COBIT 5 provided a robust framework to understand your users’ expectation for IT services. With this knowledge in mind, we can now depict the value that your IT department should provide going forward and how success will be measured – in other words, we can now build your IT Value […]

November 5, 2014

GOVERNMENT

Business Drivers for Cloud Transformation: lessons from COBIT 5

In my previous post, I introduced Cisco’s Strategic IT Roadmap (SITR) methodology, and explained how it can guide Shared IT Services departments on their journey to the hybrid cloud. I’ll now provide some more details on the first phase (out of three) of a SITR engagement, which consists of a series of detailed interviews and/or […]