Patrick Bikar

Head of Business Architecture Center of Excellence


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.


November 10, 2014


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


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 […]

October 23, 2014


Strategic IT Roadmap for Government Cloud

It’s an exciting time to be in Government IT. Politicians and executives are constantly re-evaluating how IT services should be governed and delivered to public sector agencies. Their aim is not only to reduce the complexity and cost of technology, but also to sustainably enhance public sector efficiency through modern applications. At the heart of many […]

April 5, 2013


Transforming Government ICT… in 10 steps

For the last 3 years, Cisco has helped many CIOs and IT leaders achieve their objectives by using a business/IT architecture methodology called Strategic IT Roadmap, or SITR. SITR’s ultimate deliverable is the “Unified Architecture Roadmap” which aligns IT initiatives with the key business priorities. This puts the CIO in a strong position when defending […]

March 10, 2013


Government Cloud CIO Roundtable (February 27, 2013)

Two weeks ago, we had the pleasure of hosting a TelePresence roundtable for 46 Public Sector CxO-level executives from 20 locations throughout Europe, Middle-East and Africa (see map below). The event was moderated by Jens Mortensen (Director Central Government & Healthcare, Cisco EMEAR) and the main objectives were: To present and debate on 3 perspectives of […]