Eric Pulier probably was most known for his television appearance in 1997 when he had the Bridge to the 21st Century exhibit shown as part of the Presidential Technology Exhibition, an event to celebrate then President Bill Clinton’s reelection. But he’s accomplished even more than that as an IT entrepreneur and cloud computing innovator. Now he’s investing in disruptive tech startups and overseeing the development of a few apps of his own at vAtomic Systems. He decided to start this company because he loved where Bitcoin and blockchain technology were headed, and saw the markets heading in the right direction for real life apps that used 3D game features.
Eric Pulier has made his mark on the IT world by starting at a very young age. He was picking up the basics of programming while still in elementary school in Teaneck, NJ and in high school he was working with database systems. He was awarded a scholarship to Harvard where he studied arts and literature while also taking advanced computer courses at MIT. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and not long after made his way to Los Angeles.
Pulier first got into business with a group of programmers and engineers and founded Digital Evolution, a young internet-based interactive media company that had several notable clients such as Toyota and Disney in its portfolio. In 1998 this company was merged with US Interactive, and Pulier became Chairman of this company. While in this position, he brought the company onboard the Starbright World Foundation which had a virtual reality and social media program at several children’s hospitals.
Pulier then started moving into cloud computing in the 2000s and started a virtual desktop application known as desktone. He also was a founder of Service-Oriented Architecture systems and brought them to full development with ServiceMesh, a platform that was bought by the Computer Sciences Corporation. Pulier also became a founding member of TM Forum’s Cloud Enterprise Leadership Council. He wrote the book Understanding Enterprise SOA, and in addition to running vAtomic Systems he is on the Board of Innovation at XPrize.