Eric Pulier is always working to improve technology both for corporate and non-profit projects. He’s most known for his enterprise SOA programs and cloud platforms that were developed with US Interactive and the Computer Sciences Corporation. Now he’s out on his own investing in tech startups including his new vAtomic Systems. This company uses gaming technologies and incorporates them into real life scenarios in its apps and turns them into useful services. Pulier believes in young people and their creativity to design futuristic technology, and that’s why he serves on the Board of Innovation at XPrize. Pulier himself was a young man who followed his own creative mind to become an IT entrepreneur.
Pulier had two interests growing up in computers and literature. When he attended Harvard he majored in literature and also wrote columns in the Harvard Crimson newspaper. After completing his studies at both Harvard and MIT, Pulier relocated to the greater Los Angeles area to begin his career as a software and systems developer. He worked with People Doing Things for a few years, a non-profit group that used computers to address issues in healthcare, education and finance. The first company he started was Digital Evolution in 1994, and the companies he founded afterward became focused on large business solutions.
In 1998 Eric Pulier made CRN’s VAR Business list of Top 30 eVisionaries due to the software he brought to the business market. He started exploring cloud systems and virtual machine technologies when he founded Akana and Desktone in the early 2000s. His first major cloud enterprise software and network management system was ServiceMesh, a product that was soon bought and added to the Computer Science Corporation’s cloud suite. Pulier was an executive with the CSC for a few years until he left to explore seeding tech companies.
Pulier’s work with the government also was documented during the Clinton administration. He worked with the Clinton Global Initiative and also had the privilege to setup the Presidential Technology Exhibition to celebrate President Clinton’s reelection in 1996. He also helped design virtual reality systems for Starbright World, a program that helped patients in children’s hospitals have fun with 3D games.