An engineer by training, Debashis is currently the President of ServicePlace. Debashis was at Intel Corp for 22 years, where he started in chip-design, and then went on to strategic and leadership roles, including heading up an internal start-up. Debashis has written several books on the effect of technology on human evolution, and also served on the board and as President of a non-profit community service organization (BCAA) in the Phoenix area. He shares a keen interest in bettering the human condition, and has been active in all three initiatives at ServicePlace
Dr. Amiya K. Sharma, Executive Director, Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi (RGVN), a pioneer organization in promoting livelihood finance in North East and Eastern region f the country. He is a Post Graduate in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and Ph.D. from Rutgers University, USA. He worked as an Economist with NEDFi for some time. He is one of the leading personalities in the country who advocated for access to financial services by poor households in remote and rural areas of the country.
A debutant filmmaker, Sarbari Chowdhury is avidly interested in the cultural heritages of the world. Her mission is to document these global cultural idioms, with a view to preserve them. Her debut narrative documentary, Broto Alpona, deals with ancient socio-religious rituals of the Woman of Bengal, both in India and Bangladesh. Broto Alpona, by definition, is a finger- painted art form created during specific periods, coinciding with religious rituals. This film helps her to continue delving into the background of almost-extinct social mores of the native Indians, from Eastern and Northern areas. She collaborates with established film production companies to bring her films to fruition.
Sarbari has acted in several films, is a Director of theater and also a published author, of a book of short stories named “Earthen Angels”. Her plays have been stages at various cities in the USA including Phoenix, Arizona, Houston, Texas, Los Angeles and San Jose. She has also worked as Chairperson of the North American Bengali Conference’s Film segment since 2012.
An Engineer by training, Sarbari has spent more than 25 years in the high tech industry and currently lives in Chandler Arizona, with her husband and two children. She divides her time between Kolkata, India and Chandler, USA.