From Digital Evolution To Xprize: Eric Pulier’s Career
Software developer and philanthropist Eric Pulier believes in young people changing the world. That’s what Xprize, the organization he serves on the board of innovation for is all about. X-prize hosts competitions that encourage young up and coming entrepreneurs to come up with ideas for how a technological patent can change lives in the future. There are special cases for how it’s done, but the organization has already partnered up with some big organizations such as IBM’s Watson, and Team Synergy Moon. Eric Pulier has the pedigree to serve on this board, having made technology developments over the years himself.
Pulier is a graduate of Harvard, earning a degree in English and American literature, but opting to go into the technology world instead. He got into software development, and decided to start an interactive media agency called Digital Evolution. The company changed names several times, but is now currently known as US Interactive Media. Pulier also started up several enterprise cloud computing solutions including Akana, Desktone, and ServiceMesh, and also is author of Understanding Enterprise SOA, and even started up the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council.
Pulier is also a political activist, serving multiple years under former president Bill Clinton, and Vice President Al Gore. He’s been an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative, and also was the leader of “Bridge to the 21st Century.” This was an exhibition to celebrate former President Clinton’s reelection in 1996, and the audience that saw this exhibition was given a glimpse at new patents that would change everyday life in the 21st century.
Pulier also has a heart for young children, as he’s a father of four himself. He helped launch Starbright World in 1998. This was a program that brought virtual reality and video conferencing platforms to children’s hospitals and gave the young patients an inside view of certain chronic illnesses. Pulier also is on the board at The Painted Turtle, a summer camp in California that gives children with handicaps and ailments a chance to enjoy outdoor activities.
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