Ashish Deb was born in Delhi, India. His parents are originally from Calcutta, West Bengal, they moved to Delhi at a very young age and settled in Delhi. Ashish grew up in an environment when personal computers were at a very early stage and people saw it as a next engineering marvel that will change people’s life for the next few generations. Ashish started looking at courses and programs where he could learn computing skills and he also enrolled in a degree program with Electronics and Telecom Engineering.
During this time Mr. Deb also got into apprenticeships in various organizations where electronic instruments and computers were extensively used and finally he landed a job with a US based PC company-Compaq, working as a service engineer for middle east and Asia. This opportunity gave him exposure to large oil & gas, financial and government institutions where he gained experience in inter-networking of various systems and applications using various networking and OS technologies like Nortel, Cisco, 3Com, IBM, Microsoft, Novel, Sun Unix and Digital.
After working in middle-east and Asia for 7 years , Ashish moved to Toronto, Canada during the y2k boom in the IT industry. He worked for one of the top five banks in Canada as a Networking Engineer. By this time Ashish had gained accreditation on certifications from Microsoft, Novel, Sun , Cisco and CompTiA. He saw a need to increase IT skills for local companies, so he partnered with a few friends and started evening school for training IT related courses in networking, database and programming gaining a lot of popularity with new immigrants and students coming fresh out of university and colleges. His training programs also catered to people who were already working in the IT industry but lacking in leading edge skills.
During this time Ashis Deb helped his community via social services like Costi and HRDC hosting seminars in career counseling, helping people with resume writing, interview coaching etc. this brought lot of success to people who were looking for jobs and good life in this new country where people from all over the world immigrate for a better future.
Today Ashish lives in Toronto, with his wife, son, daughter and his mother and spends his free time helping the local community by volunteering with IT related services and also volunteering for charities back in his home country, India.