Last month I took part in a Draper Venture Network investor summit in Silicon Valley where fellow investors from around the world gathered to share observations and talk emerging trends for the year ahead. While the ongoing shift to online advertising shows no signs of slowing, thanks to the ever-increasing amount of time spent by users on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, 2017 will see the emergence and commercialisation of a few key trends that will touch both consumer and enterprise markets. After crunching M&A and investment data, thanks to Right Click Capital’s Internet DealBook and first-hand conversations with investors, the technologies I believe will take centre stage in 2017 are the Internet of things (IoT), digital mesh and service architecture, artificial intelligence (AI), as well as augmented and virtual reality.