Our Practitioners

Chris Wood

Open Banking & API Security Expert

Chris is a highly experienced technologist specialising in APIs and a subject matter expert on Open Banking.

He has expert knowledge on APIs, including API design and developer experience, and security protocols like OpenID Connect and FIDO2/Webauthn. His Open Banking knowledge comes from real-world experience. Chris was part of the HSBC team that helped deliver the first releases of the UK Open Banking Standards and also worked with the Open Banking Implementation Entity as an API architect and standards co-author. At VISA he reviewed and critiquing standards from a variety of markets including Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Nigeria. At Axway was the architect responsible for open banking, creating solutions based on the Brazil standards and security profile.

Chris is also a regular contributor to the Nordic APIs blog, which is one of the leading outlets for API-related subject matter. To read some of the articles he’s produced you can check out his homepage: http://me.shortsweet.xyz/content/

  • APIs
  • Open Banking
  • Banking
  • Payments
  • Telecoms
Skills & Certifications
  • Security Engineering
  • Federated Authentication
  • W3C Invited Expert
  • OpenAPI Community Advocate

Articles by Chris Wood

Some feedback from our clients.

People are at the centre of product security. Our approach means we work directly with the people making decisions, building and infuencing product development.

We love to work with these teams and we love to hear from them as to how they've found working with us. Here are some examples of the feedback we get from teams across our clients' organisations.


I like how you tied back Security to the four metrics metrics in Accelerate as well as SRE principles, that was very clear. I was actually already planning to recommend you to some people in my network :)

SRE Energy Sector
Engineering Foundations Course

[Practioner] clearly has a wealth of expertise in application security, and uses this very effectively to provide a highly informative course that includes insights and recommendations specific to our business domain. I am confident that other business domains would be equally served due to [Practitioner]'s range of experience.

Engineering Medical Equipment & Devices Sector
Decision Makers Foundations Course

The hands on sessions of seeing an issue and then fixing it in the code really brought it to life. Letting us do the fixing rather than watching keeps you involved, I thought the site was excellent

Engineering Retail Sector
Secure Coding Workshop

[Practitioner]'s knowledge and experience is exceptional. I really liked the Case Studies. I could always use more.

IT Management Medical Equipment & Devices Sector
Decision-Makers Foundations Course

Good to refresh and increase knowledge, labs were enjoyable and illustrated the points well.

Engineering Energy Sector
Secure Coding Workshop

[Practioner] was engaging, knowledgable and great to listen to and work with

Engineering Retail Sector
Engineering Foundations Course

Great news, the amazing [Practitioner] from Secure Delivery has agreed to deliver security training again this year!

Tech Leadership Energy Sector
Engineering Foundations Course

Security is part of delivery

and we'll help make it happen

If you'd like to find out more about securing and raising the quality of your digital product delivery to stand out from the competition then get in touch with us. We'd love to have a chat about our proven approach and see how we can best help your organisation succeed.