Eric Pulier is a longtime software developer and IT enthusiast who currently serves on the Board of Innovation at XPrize Foundation. This non-profit group encourages people to find technological solutions to issues including climate, alternative energy, ecosystem preservation and ocean and space exploration. Pulier has a passion to see young people succeed both in business and solving global issues, and he himself has been a part of similar efforts as a technology advisor to former President Bill Clinton and a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. Pulier has also worked with children that have disabilities including on the Board of Directors at the Painted Turtle summer camp.
Pulier loved computer programming and technology developments ever since he was a young student in Teaneck, NJ. He was also gifted in writing and literary art and majored in both American and English literature while attending Harvard. He was also an editor at the Harvard Crimson and attended MIT for night classes. After graduating from Harvard he relocated to Los Angeles and joined People Doing Things, a non-profit group aimed at solving social issues using computer technology.
Pulier is the founder of Digital Evolution, an interactive media and software development program that later merged with US Interactive LLC. Several years later he started up Akana, Desktone and ServiceMesh that included virtual desktop applications and cloud enterprise technology. Desktone was later added to VMware’s product suite and ServiceMesh was bought by the Computer Sciences Corporation. Pulier served for several years as the Computer Science Corporation’s vice president.
The key feature of this exhibition was Bridge to the 21st Century that showed the audience how new technology would change lifestyles in the next century, and also featured a live stream of the space shuttle that had launched not long before. Pulier also joined the production team at Starbright World, a program for children with chronic illnesses hosted at several children’s hospitals across the nation. He’s also the author of Understanding Enterprise SOA.