What emerging technology trends do you see as either significant or irrelevant over the next 5 years, and why?

Significant: the need for explicit verification of data integrity throughout the entire lifecycle. I’m talking about all data, data types, whether in motion or at rest, in memory or on disk. Today, we implicitly trust that data we use (raw, processed or metadata). But as we’ve seen with recent cyber attacks, advanced cyber adversaries tamper with data or use anti-forensic techniques to cover their tracks and remain undiscovered for months. Data we use in the cloud era goes through many transformations that are at risk of e.g. man-in-the-middle attacks, or Trojan style attacks (e.g. SolarWinds hack or MS exchange server hack) that have flow on consequences along the supply chain. An underlying technology that could be important in this space in the next 1-5 years is blockchain or distributed ledger technology.

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Significant: the need for explicit verification of data integrity throughout the entire lifecycle. I’m talking about all data, data types, whether in motion or at rest, in memory or on disk. Today, we implicitly trust that data we use (raw, processed or metadata). But as we’ve seen with recent cyber attacks, advanced cyber adversaries tamper with data or use anti-forensic techniques to cover their tracks and remain undiscovered for months. Data we use in the cloud era goes through many transformations that are at risk of e.g. man-in-the-middle attacks, or Trojan style attacks (e.g. SolarWinds hack or MS exchange server hack) that have flow on consequences along the supply chain. An underlying technology that could be important in this space in the next 1-5 years is blockchain or distributed ledger technology.
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Quantum computing
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Alternative fuels like hydrogen fuel cells in automotive
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