Steve Everly

Steve Everly is a Columnist at Grit Daily. He is Brand Director of Materials, Automation, Packaging and Processing at Informa Markets, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B events and exhibitions organizer in the world. Everly oversees the growth and strategy for events within Informa Markets' Advanced Manufacturing Group including Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West, ATX East, ATX Minneapolis, Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo Toronto and Montreal.

Buyer Beware: Consumers Getting High on Black Market Supplies

We’re in the midst of a U.S. revolution in the legalization of marijuana. Today, 11 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational cannabis, while 22 others have legalized its medical use. Although marijuana is still considered illegal under federal law, the industry has come a long way since the days marijuana was listed as a Schedule I drug along with heroin, LSD, and ecstasy. Furthermore, America’s growing use and acceptance of cannabis show no signs of slowing. In fact,...

Robots Will Take Our Jobs… And That’s a Good Thing

The fear that robots are going to take our jobs is nothing new. PwC’s international jobs automation study predicts that as much as 30 percent of jobs will be lost by the mid-2030s. So, will millions of workers be cast out on the streets? Doubtful. History has proven humans are astonishingly resilient and can prevail despite drastic economic change. Additionally, history shows that robots displacing humans is hardly a new phenomenon. Humans Are Resilient At the turn of the 20th century,...

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