Debashis Chowdhury


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 a 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. For 2008-2009, Debashis is serving as president of the Bengali Cultural Association of Arizona.  He is also working on his next publication: The Riddle of The Sphinx – Navigating Life’s Transitions, which is due out in early 2009.

Brought up in a family tradition steeped in Eastern spiritualism, Debashis also had the privilege 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).