Eric Pulier is a technology expert with talents in writing, philanthropy, public speaking, and entrepreneurship. He lives in Los Angeles, California. The arrival of digital goods from games inspired him to develop vAtomic Systems. Problem solving is a habit that makes Pulier successful as an entrepreneur. He recommends other entrepreneurs to have persistence. Pulier’s favorite software to use is GoogleDocs. One his recommended reads is “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat”. The ideas of Pulier have been influenced by Peter Diamandis, who was a famous scientist and philanthropist who created various companies. He read some of the books Diamandis wrote to help him come up with new ideas. Pulier sees his children as his legacy because their future achievements form most of his legacy.
Pulier went to Teaneck High School in New Jersey. He was an honors student who graduated from Harvard University in 1988 with a Bachelor’s degree in American Literature and English. When Pulier was a student journalist and editor, he produced a weekly column for the Harvard Crimson.
Pulier established People Doing Things (PDT) in 1991. In 1995, Pulier collaborated with Stephen Spielberg, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. and Peter Samuelson to build Starbright World, a social media platform for chronically ill children. He created Starlight World, a game for diabetic children. Pulier belongs to the board of directors at XPRIZE Foundation and Painted Turtle. In July 1995, he became the CEO and chairman of SOA Software until July 1998, when accepted the an offer for Chief Technology Officer position at the same company.
In 1998, Mr. Pulier was appointed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to complete the “The Bridge to the 21st Century” exhibit at the mall in Washington DC. Also, he became involved in the Clinton Global Initiative.
Pulier was one of the co-authors of “Understanding Enterprise SOA”. The Forbes Magazine published his article, “The Enterprise Industrial Complex”, in March 2012. Pulier is the CEO and chairman of ServiceMesh. From November 2004 to August 2008, he was a director of ARTISTdirect. Pulier co-funded ServiceMesh, Interactive Video Technology (IVT), Desktone, and US Interactive.
About Eric Pulier: www.xprize.org/about/innovation-board/eric-pulier