Eric Pulier, is a well-known entrepreneur, philanthropist and author from Los Angeles California. Raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, Pulier had a great liking for computers while growing. He, at the age of 8, began programming and by the end of high school, opened a database computer company. In 1984, Pulier got admitted to Harvard University which was a turning point in his professional career. He majored in English as well as American Literature and wrote columns for The Harvard Crimson. Additionally, he took classes at MIT and graduated magna cum laude four years later.
For Eric Pulier (see his personal website here), getting into the right field was a no-brainer. He moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and started a company called People Doing Things(PDT) that played a major role in education, health care and issues related to technology. Digital Evolution an interactive agency was his next successful venture which was opened in 1994. The company later merged with US Interactive LLC. Being the sole owner of the companies he founded was a part of a challenging and interesting process for Pulier that began long before he entered the world of business. Focusing on the technological, social and aspects of that process, these ventures gave him foundation and support needed to move forward. His Starbright World, a private social network for children who are chronically ill was a terrific approach that was an immense comfort and benefit to the society. Families dealing with kids with illnesses got concrete information and help, decision support and clear guidance to face and accept their storm of emotions that accompanied their children’s health issues. The network provided a platform to chat, post, blog and meet others in similar situations. Pulier did all of that in a forthright manner that helped people reduce their confusions. The inclusion of many features and information related to illnesses from group members here are invaluable.
Pulier was selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee of Washington D.C. in 1997 in order to create Presidential Technology Exhibition called “The Bridge to the 21st Century.”. The exhibition became a huge success following which he was allowed to participate in Al Gore’s health care and technology forum to provide advise on health care as well as technology initiatives.
Pulier has founded a number of ventures throughout his professional life, such as Media Platform, Akana, Desktone and so on. His book called Understanding Enterprise SOA is a major writing on service-oriented architecture. He is also known in the world of philanthropy for his generous donations to several non-profit organizations. He is a board member for X-Prize Foundation, a venue to solve many of the greatest challenges of humanity, The Painted Turtle – an interesting camp for kids who are suffering from chronic diseases and various other establishments through the US.