Tom said that if he talked the whole time the lecture would long and boring. However, I thought it was very insightful. I had no previous knowledge of the economic state in Canada and I am glad I learned something. He was a very engaging guest lecturer. Although we talked mostly about Canada and America, I was curious (and I didn't get to ask the question because it seemed a little off topic) to know about his challenges in not only satisfying/providing (software) solutions across different industries, a great task in and of itself, but also across different countries with different cultures (Canada, US, and South America). If would have been interesting to find out about his IBM ventures, advantages/opportunites/challenges in that marketplace. I was going to ask him after class, but there was a long line of students and I had class at 2:15. Maybe next time.