Eric Pulier: A Visionary In Life-Changing Technology
Eric Pulier is an innovator who knows no boundaries when its come to his ideas. He’s been a computer programmer and software developer, a businessman, a political and social activist, and even a writer. He’s currently serving on the Xprize board of innovators, an initiative whose aim is to inspire young entrepreneurs to solve real life problems through coming up with afforable technology that can address the problems. Eric Pulier also has put together programs for young children who have to battle tough illnesses. including The Painted Turtle which is a summer camp that accommodates these young children in a way that they can have the fun that other kids do.
Pulier has been in the IT industry for nearly 20 years, but he’s not singularly focused on just making his own profits off of his products, but on helping others with them. After graduating from Harvard in 1988, Pulier’s first venture company was People Doing Things, a Los Angeles-based company that focused on finding solutions to local issues such as health care and education reform through technological developments. His first major company that led to a chain of other subsidiary companies and solutions was Digital Evolution, a company that offers web services and security platforms, and in more recent years cloud-based infrastructure. Some notable solutions that have emerged from Digital Evolution are Desktone, a virtual desktop solution that’s now part of VMware’s enterprise package, and ServiceMesh, an integrated IT management system that’s now owned by the Computer Sciences Corporation.
Pulier has helped the Clinton Global Initiative in its efforts to tackle global environmental and social issues. As part of a celebration of Clinton’s 1996 re-election, Pulier headed the Bridge To The 21st Century, an exhibition that showed how technology would change the future of everyday life. Included in that exhibit was a live stream of astronauts in the space shuttle that had launched prior to that event.