Things didn’t quite go the way Eric Pulier planned when he hoped to make one of his companies the feature part of the Computer Sciences Corporation, an endeavor that became fraught with untrue stories and allegations. But despite that setback, Pulier found something even better when he saw the potential for mobile gaming to be turned into practical solutions at his new company, vAtomic Systems. Pulier has moved from SOA to cloud computing and now believes new apps with functions like Uber are going to take over the mainstream.
Pulier’s disruptive technology really actually started when he was only in elementary school and began impressing his teachers with his programming skills. By high school he was already taking his programming into business and building database systems. He became a top student at Harvard where he studied literature and wrote for the Harvard Crimson. What made his time at Harvard unique was being the only literature major to take high level computer courses at MIT at the same time. He graduated with high honors from both schools.
Eric Pulier joined a group of students and activists in Los Angeles in 1991 when he formed People Doing Things which emerged into Digital Evolution. This was a company that took advantage of web design and video solutions to help companies market their niches online. Pulier became one of the nation’s top young entrepreneurs and was soon a favorite of then President Bill Clinton. Clinton selected Pulier to be the chairman of the Presidential Technology Exhibition, and at this event Pulier showed displays of future technology at various exhibits.
Eric Pulier’s philanthropy includes being a lead member of a team of engineers at Starbright World. This 1998 program connected patients at different children’s hospitals through a social media network aimed at helping them discuss their illnesses with others and make friends at other hospitals. It also had live games and simulations. Eric Pulier is also on the board of the Painted Turtle, a summer camp in California that provides summer weeks of fun activities to children with special needs. He’s also an advisor to XPrize Foundation.