Chris has worked across the IT, IS and Telecommunications Industry with both “Blue Chip” and “Start Up” organisations. He describes himself as a practical futurist leading with ideas and solutions that are just ahead of the curve. Including ground breaking ideas in Identity, Federation, Payments, Compliance and the use of digital Identity to reduce the potential for market abuse and increase trust.
He invented and developed (World Wide Patent Awarded) components of Digital Identity and Federated Identity and Authentication, now in operation at the heart of a Global Cloud Compute platform. He also designed and developed a federated identity proof of concept for Institutional Trading that integrated Biometric Identity, federated Identity management, consolidated audit trail and trading platforms (Voice, Mobile, IM and Video) systems together to meet US and EU and UK regulations post Dodd-Frank.
He worked with the UK Government Cabinet Office to describe an Identity ecosystem architecture that is the technical model for IDAP and OIX. Presenting the world’s first fully functional Identity Hub to an IDAP and OIX Members audience in 2012.
He was a finalist in the Idea of the Year 2015 for his breakthrough idea (now a globally available Product) in Voice Payments for Consumer contact that effectively de-scopes organisations from PCI DSS and leverages the Cloud to do it.
He consults with global companies in the Security risk and compliance space and is committed to Digital Identity and Trust driven federated ecosystems. He contributed to the Lord Mayor of London’s “Restoration of Trust in Financial Services” initiative, debated the motion “the IT Industry is doing enough to protect individuals identity” with luminaries from government, privacy, human rights, organisations, law enforcement, UK counter terror.
Chris has worked as a thought leader in Digital Identity and Federation for more than 10 years in both the Citizen and Consumer spaces, and most recently he is proud to have worked on the BSI PAS 499 team.
Chris is Freeman of the WCIT, CISSP, a Black Belt Master in Six Sigma, a SCRUM Master and a practitioner in Scenario Planning, Capability and Maturity Modelling and Programme/Project Management.