So, my boss told me that I should meet with this guy, who will help us with any hardware/software challenges that we have. I asked a bit what he means, and I got an idea of what he wants me to discuss with this guy. I also asked my boss who this guy is and he only told me what country he's from, nothing more, and I couldn't get anything else out of him. Some might ask why is my boss trying to hide this from me, but from my point of view, it's just how he does business, not about me.
I don't know whether I can talk freely with this guy, or hide sensitive information from him.
I also don't know what's his background and how much of what I'm saying he'd understand.
I also don't know whether I should ask him about his background (at least what's his relationship with the field, or with our company, or with my boss), as he might expect me to know already and me not knowing would put my boss in a bad position.
Any ideas or insight is appreciated.