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”.


28 November 2019


EMEAR Perspectives: Helping the IT department drive Business Transformation

For IT to drive Digital Transformation initiatives a bridge is required between the language of IT and the needs of the business. That’s exactly the mission that Cisco’s Business Architecture Centre of Excellence was set up to address.