Eric Pulier, a Harvard grad who is currently the CTO at Santa Monica Media Corp, knew in high school that computers were his passion. This software mogul, who now calls Southern California home base, founded a database fan group as a high school student growing up in the East Coast region of New Jersey State. At Harvard Pulier communicated thoughts with printed word and voiced student experiences as a writer for the Harvard Crimson Weekly.
Named top “e-visionary” by VAR Business,Eric Pulier has a history of accomplishment, also co-founded and served as CEO of Service Mesh. Among other career achievements, Pulier served as director of Media Platform, chairman of US Interactive and Vice President of Cloud at Computer Science Corporation.
The position of public speaker is a role that Pulier relishes and actively participates in, especially at tech conferences. Pulier also contributes time and funds to important societal causes like The Painted Turtle, a recreational group formed to enrich lives of kids with chronic diseases. Another foundation close to heart is Starbright World, an organization centered around a social media product focused on creating relationships among disease-stricken children. Pulier’s philanthropy work also includes hundreds of millions of dollars invested in innovative ventures in digital sectors. Investments in technology, as well as the future of technology, is important to Pulier, who recently coordinated an operation to establish and broadcast a live feed from astronauts aboard the space shuttle.
Notable achievements also include government recognition. A group called the Presidential Technology Committee, headed by then Vice-President Al Gore, chose Pulier to create an exhibition. That Washington D.C. exhibition is called The Bridge to the 21st Century. Pulier has also written a novel called Understanding Enterprise SOA.