Bruno Horta Soares


Leading Executive Advisor

International Data Corporation (IDC)


With more than 15 years of Information Systems Professional Services experience, particularly in areas related with Governance, Risk, Control, Audit

, Information Security & Privacy and Digital Transformation. Started his career at Deloitte Consulting, worked for Information Risk Management area at KPMG and for Enterprise Risk Services area at Deloitte Portugal. In 2012 founded GOVaaS – Governance Advisors as-a-service, where he is currently Senior Advisor, and since then devoted enthusiastically to advising, teaching and training professionals and Organizations in Portugal, Angola, Brazil and Mozambique. Currently he actively collaborates with an ecosystem of local and international partners, particularly IDC Portugal where since 2015 he is Leading Executive Senior Advisor for Digital Transformation, Governance, Strategy and Security related areas.

He has a 5 years degree in Management and Computer Science, from ISCTE and a post-degree in Project Management, from ISLA Campus Lisboa. He is certified in Project Management Professional (PMP®), from PMI®, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and COBIT® 5 Foundation (APMG individual accredited trainer) from ISACA®, ITIL® version 3 Foundation, ISO/IEC 27001 LA and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator.

He teaches in different Masters, MBAs and Executive Programs in some of the most prominent Portuguese universities ISCAC – Coimbra Business School, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade Europeia | Laureate International Universities, Católica Lisbon Business & Economics (UCP), Universidade Católica de Angola, Porto Business School and ISEG Lisbon School of Economics and Management.

He’s the founder and President of the ISACA Lisbon Chapter, member of several professional associations in the areas of Auditing, IT Governance, and Project Management and keynote speaker at various conferences and seminars.