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Building the bank of the future, together

For years, multinational bank BBVA has been driving a massive digital transformation to ensure its customers always get the best banking experience. BBVA embarked on a strategic partnership with Cisco to accelerate innovation and drive results.



  • Accelerate the pace of IT projects to deliver better customer experience and outpace competitors
  • Support business transformation by aligning IT to strategic goals and KPIs
  • Gain access to the best technology talent and expertise in the world


  • Strategic partnership with Cisco, starting in February 2016
  • Dedicated team of enterprise architects, solution architects, and program managers from Cisco Services
  • Managed multiyear roadmap of initiatives across networking, collaboration, security, and data center architectures
  • Access to Cisco best practices and engineering talent, including co-innovation
  • Automated network provisioning, security, and load balancing with Cisco ACI.


  • Truly seamless collaborative working relationship, from engineering to boardroom
  • Greater innovation and agility in projects, from idea to proof of concept and final design
  • Proven business impact, including better time to market and customer experience

BBVA uses Cisco ACI

BBVA's formerly independent groups are united under a single infrastructure team. With Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), everything from network configuration and troubleshooting to application development and deployment now takes less time and effort.

BBVA’s multicloud approach

Managing workloads across legacy, private cloud, and public cloud is a challenge for any large enterprise -- particularly under the security and compliance responsibilities in financial services. Cisco's multicloud vision and enterprise experience helps BBVA take control.

Bridging the talent gap, together

BBVA invests heavily in developing and nurturing its top engineering talent -- and not only through training. A pioneering talent exchange with Cisco is keeping BBVA engineers on the cutting edge of technology, and helping them build a professional network that will last their entire careers.

Who is BBVA?

Industry: Financial Services
Location: Headquartered Madrid, Spain; operates in 35 countries
Size: 68 million customers, 132,000 employees
Website: www.bbva.com