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.


November 20, 2014


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

4 min read

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


IT Value Map: your compass for cloud transformation

4 min read

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

3 min read

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

2 min read

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

4 min read

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)

5 min read

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 […]

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