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Patrick Bikar

Head of Business Architecture Center of Excellence

Cisco EMEAR

Most enterprises, large and small, public and private, struggle to innovate their business with speed, impact and scale. Over the last 20 years, I've had the opportunity to work with many business and IT leaders in various industries, as well as bright minds in Cisco and at our partners. The result? A unique approach for architecting the 4 petals of business innovation: 1) Create a 1-page strategy to picture where the business wants to go, and gain consensus on the key challenges to focus on first 2) Run hackathons and Design Thinking workshops with key stakeholders from Business & IT to develop innovative solutions addressing these challenges 3) Show & tell the story which will convince business executives to invest in new technology solutions that accelerate business innovation 4) Create an ecosystem with your partners to operationalise innovation, continuously turning ideas into technology solutions that solve positively impact business, society, and the planet Curious? Let's talk.

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April 18, 2020

INNOVATION

Architecting Innovation for Speed, Impact, and Scale

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

INNOVATION

Business Architecture at Cisco Live

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

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 […]