Simone Vernacchia is a Senior Director in PwC Middle East, and the Digital Infrastructure, CyberSecurity and Resilience advisory lead for the region. After accumulating more than 10 years of Digital, CyberSecurity and Infrastructure experience in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, UK, US, Russia and Central Asia. He spent the last more than 8 years in the Middle East and North Africa region, creating, establishing, growing and leading the CyberSecurity and Digital Infrastructure consulting, implementation and outsourcing business for Accenture before joining PwC in the same region. In the course of his career, he has been advising major government entities and healthcare providers on CyberSecurity, Digital, Infrastructure and Resilience, as well as managing major implementation activities in these fields. Even before the start of his corporate career, Simone was an entrepreneur in the CyberSecurity services field, in which he was creating and growing a CyberSecurity services firm with transnational operations. Till now, he is an active Angel Investor, with specific focus on investing in technology and digital business to business and government-oriented solutions.