Patrick Bikar

Global Systems Engineer Transformation Programs Lead

Global Systems Engineering

I’m a strategist, an orchestrator, an innovator, a storyteller. My mission is to harness digital solutions to positively transform organizations, societies, the world. To do so, I have developed a unique approach to design thinking and visual storytelling, which I use to lead teams and communities, run multi-dimensional global programs, and solve the most complex challenges. I'm now responsible for Cisco's Global Systems Engineering transformation programs team, which is at the heart of Cisco's overall company transformation. I graduated as a Civil Engineer in Telecommunications from the University of Brussels with Summa Cum Laude. My certifications include Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE 7045, Emeritus), ITIL 3, TOGAF 9, Business Architect Transformation Program (BATP), AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate. In 2008 and 2014, I earned a seat on Cisco’s Chairman's Club (top 1%). In 2014, I completed a 2-year Executive Master in IT Management (Solvay Business School, Brussels), which fed my mission to “run IT like a business”; I ran the alumni program for 2 years.


August 15, 2022


Design Thinking and Visual Storytelling: New Trainings for Cisco Partners

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This post was written together with Andrew Krueger, Business Architecture Global Program Lead. The third stage of Cisco’s Business Architecture (BA) Training was first introduced to partners in 2016. It was later retired to undergo a complete rewrite: the objective was to integrate Cisco’s latest tools and methodologies practiced by Business Architects globally. We have […]

April 18, 2020


Architecting Innovation for Speed, Impact, and Scale

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Digital Transformation, now compounded with the global crisis, demands a skilful and agile approach to innovation. Check out how Cisco can help you “architect business innovation for speed, impact, and scale”.

January 17, 2020


Business Architecture at Cisco Live

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Visit the Business Architecture booth at #CiscoLive Barcelona #CLEUR to understand how #CiscoBA accelerates innovation & improves digital transformation

November 11, 2019


Innovate at speed, with Cisco Business Architecture

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

September 10, 2015


Fast IT for Cisco Partners: embrace Digital Disruption

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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 […]

September 16, 2015


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

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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 […]

July 21, 2015


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

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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


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

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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


Understand how the Intercloud elegantly meets Public Sector IT requirements

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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 […]

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