Patrick Bikar

Head of Business Architecture Center of Excellence


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”.


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 […]