Eric Pulier, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author, presently resides in Los Angeles, CA, but he got his start on the East coast. Pulier was raised in New Jersey, where his interest in computers developed in the fourth grade. By the time Pulier made it to high school he had already learned to program and had even started a database company.
He went on to study English and American literature at Harvard. During his time there he also wrote for The Harvard Crimson. He would revisit his talent for writing later in professional career.
In 1988, Eric Pulier graduated magna cum laude, and only a few years later made the transition to Los Angeles. In the 90s, he established People Doing Things, an organization that used technology to improve healthcare, education, and various other social issues. He also ushered in Starbright World, a resource that connects chronically ill children to one another through blogging and chatting. Starbright World gives opportunities for children to make valuable connections that they otherwise would not have had access to.
In the late 90s, Pulier led the Presidential Technology Exhibition in Washington D.C. The exhibition was titled “The Bridge to the 21st Century.” After the event, he participated in a forum hosted by then-Vice President Al Gore. The forum included a discussion of technology’s place in healthcare.
To-date Pulier has founded and co-founded several companies, including Desktone, MediaPlatform, SOA Software, and US Media Interactive LLC. His efforts have also led to the raising of hundreds of millions of dollars for these organizations.
Pulier has also contributed to several non-profit efforts, like the XPrize Foundation. The XPrize Foundation hosts competitions where people brainstorm ideas together. The goal is to come up with innovative ideas to solve problems that humanity faces. Pulier currently serves on the board of directors of the XPrize Foundation.
Pulier also helped co-author “Understanding Enterprise SOA.” The book hit the shelves in 2005. He has published articles in esteemed magazines like Forbes as well. In addition, Pulier has been awarded several patents for his inventions in the realm of cloud computing technology.