Daniel Lemire is a computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ) in Montreal. His research is focused on software performance and data engineering. He is a techno-optimist and a free-speech advocate.
Though we tend to view American businesses as uniquely innovative, Nordic countries in Europe may be just as innovative, albeit with a small population. This could be explained in part by the fact that Nordic countries have advantageous tax regimes for businesses.