Debashis was born in Shillong, India.
He inherited a strong sense of spirituality
from his mother, as well as a hands-on
practicality from his engineer father.
Debashis has a master’s degree in
Electrical Engineering, and is also an
MBA. He was with Intel Corporation for
22 years, in positions that spanned
the gamut from chip design to
investments and acquisitions. This gave
him an unique vantage point as to two
waves of technology – one the Personal Computer revolution
and the second, the coming of the Internet age.
He published his first book: ‘IN OUR OWN IMAGE: Humanity’s
Quest for Divinity via Technology’ in 2006 – followed soon after
by a workbook on the same topic. He also holds a deep passion
for communicating about his subject: the common challenges we
face in our lives - and how to overcome them in the context of
the greater opportunity placed before all of humanity. In addition
to his writing and speaking, he and his family are avid travelers
and also enjoy community service. Debashis has served as
president of the Bengali Cultural Association of Arizona, and is
currently a member of its Strategic Board.
Brought up in a family tradition steeped in Eastern spiritualism,
Debashis also had the priveledge to be educated in a school run
by the Christian Brothers. This gave him early exposure to both
Eastern and Western spiritual philosophies. An enduring aspect
of his work is the appeal to people from diverse backgrounds to
partake in a greater vision of humanity’s success. In doing so, we
do not need to give up our individuality, but to grow it in stages
which then ultimately merge into universality. Debashis makes his
home in Chandler, Arizona, with his wife Sarbari, daughter
Shilpika, son Abhik (and dog Shilo).