2023 has been a year of transition and growth for Newry. We worked with many new client organizations, and we have several exciting new offerings in development that we look forward to sharing with you next year. Our project work investigated innovation technology areas and emerging trends like data centers, high-performance computing, solar energy, nuclear power, AR/VR, ChatGPT and AI, and green energy storage. We also brought on several talented individuals to join our team.
Here’s a round-up of our top thought leadership from 2023:
Disrupting Data Centers: The Rise of High-Performance Computing – The very thing enabling AI and machine learning is shaking up the computing industry.
Policy, Geography, Technology: Three Factors Shaping the Future of Solar Energy – Policy-driven demand, shifting geographies, and technological advances may lead to some compelling opportunities for the solar industry in the near term.
Apple Vision Pro: MR/VR Headset – The Next Big Thing? – Earlier in the year, Apple announced their new Vision Pro MR/VR headset. But would you pay $3,500 for this?
From Reactors to Recycling: Three Factors Shaping the Future of Nuclear Power – Did you know that the current state of nuclear waste handling in the US involves storing all spent fuel on site at commercial power plants across the country where it serves no functional purpose and presents a heightened risk to the communities where those facilities are located?
ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence: Rise of the Machines – You’ve probably been hearing a lot about ChatGPT and have maybe even seen some of the output it (and other artificial intelligence software) have been producing. But what does ChatGPT really do, and how can it be used?
Harnessing Human Capital: Perspectives on Internal Ideation and Knowledge Sharing – Need perspective on internal ideation and knowledge sharing? Download our latest free whitepaper to find out how pursuing ideation and other collaborative group activities with intention and commitment is more likely to get the most from your team and give people a genuine sense of contribution and engagement.
Emerging Advances in Cutting-Edge Computing – Get up to speed on emerging breakthroughs in the computing space, including data center innovations, edge computing, and 5G wireless trends, and a long-range view of quantum computing’s potential impact to see where your organization may have a disruption vulnerability or competitive edge.
Check out our illustrated case study capturing one of Newry’s greatest client success stories in a completely new way:
Learn about how the 400 million tons of plastic waste we generate every year is recycled or released into the environment:
Other Firm Activities
Newry’s Service Committee arranged for a few volunteer activities, including cleaning up litter at the Rocky River Marina in the Cleveland Metroparks.
We were also able to spend time at the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, OH, to trim back plants, lay down mulch, and explore the beautiful scenery of their cultivated gardens, which stretch across 200 acres.
Newry’s Wellness Committee keeps us active with a quarterly Steps & Reps competition. The winning team gets to choose a charity to support, and this year we were able to make donations to:
Applewood Centers – Provides mental health services, social services, and education to children, adolescents, and families living in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties. They are dedicated to addressing a variety of behavioral, emotional, and learning problems, and they provide a continuum of care from outpatient counseling to residential treatment.
Youth Challenge – Allows children with physical disabilities and their teen volunteer partners to learn and grow through adaptive sports, recreation, art, and life-skills training.
Marsha P. Johnson Institute – Protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people by organizing their community, advocating for their people, creating an intentional healing community, developing transformative leadership, and promoting their collective power.
Newry’s bar trivia team, Per My Last Email, took home ~$150 in season winnings, and our volleyball team, One-Hit Wonders, made it to the playoffs!
Looking ahead to the future, we hope to continue to deepen our relationships with our clients, both old and new, as well as our community and each other.
We’ll see you in 2024!