Eric Pulier works with XPrize, a non-profit organization that encourages young people to use technology to tackle scientific challenges. The focus areas of XPrize include alternative energy, environmental safety and space and ocean exploration. Pulier has been working with computers and software developers throughout his career and has also worked with the Clinton administration both in campaigns and at various forums. Pulier also enjoys helping young people and has made them the focus of some of his philanthropic endeavors including at Starbright World and the Painted Turtle summer camp. He believes in the positive power of technology to improve the quality of life.
Eric Pulier has both a gift for computer programming and writing. As a young man he programmed computers all the way back in 4th grade, and as a top student in his class he earned acceptance to Harvard University. While attending Harvard he majored in English and American literature while also contributing to the Harvard Crimson newsletter. He also got an IT degree from nearby MIT and graduated magna cum laude from both universities. Not long after graduating, Pulier started digital media company Digital Evolution which was later acquired by US Interactive. He later developed network managed system platforms and cloud enterprise technology in Desktone, Akana and ServiceMesh. He also served as an executive at the Computer Sciences Corporation for a number of years.
As a member of the Clinton campaign, Pulier received the honor of heading up the Presidential Technology Exhibition. The event was a celebration of President Clinton’s reelection in 1996 and Pulier took a television audience through displays on how new developments would change American lives in the next century. He also streamed a live video to the space shuttle that had launched not long before. Pulier has also lent his expertise to the Clinton Global Initiative. In 1998 Pulier joined Starbright World, a virtual reality program for young children with various illnesses that showed them how to fight against the diseases. The event also had videoconferencing sessions for participants to communicate with others in children’s hospitals across the nation. Pulier is also the author of Understanding Enterprise SOA.