Undoubtedly, we are entering another golden era of technology. Some might go so far as to say we are witnessing a fourth industrial revolution, with the wider adoption and increased sophistication of technologies such as AI, Blockchain and Connected Technology, and a proliferation of data exchange and automation.

2024 will almost certainly represent another seminal year in this journey, bringing with it a wealth of exciting and innovative technological developments. However, as the technologists look to scale at pace during 2024, there will be increasing pressure to do so responsibly. Greater regulation looks an inevitable outcome for a number of these technologies. Any such regulation will have to carefully balance the need for nimble, unencumbered innovation with the necessity of protection from bad actors. Therefore, it will be critical for the industry and regulators to work collaboratively to establish a regulatory framework that enables, not impedes, responsible progress.