XPrize Alum Eric Pulier Still Raising the Bar in the Tech Industry

The technology industry is known to attract original thinkers with a high drive to succeed, and Eric Pulier certainly fits that mold.

 

A New Jersey native, Pulier expressed an early interest in computers and began programming computers in the fourth grade. He had already started a database company by the time he completed High School in 1984. From high school, he went to success at Harvard. In his capacity as editor of the Harvard Crimson, he wrote editorial pieces still available for reading through his writer profile. After his time at Harvard was complete in 1991 Pulier moved to Los Angeles to become an entrepreneur.

 

One of his startups is XPrize, a program with multiple competitions and prizes for individuals showing the drive to push themselves to reach their full potential. These competitions and prizes were designed with teens and adults in mind as a way of recognizing success. Pulier also founded the SOA Software program with Akana; in conjunction with other companies the brand was also involved with, Pulier sold the company to Rogue Wave Software in 2016. SOA remains an industry leader in offering a suite of solutions.

 

No truly successful person can reach their goals without recognizing the importance of giving back, and Pulier exhibits his dedication to philanthropy through his involvement with Painted Turtle. He donates both money and time as he acts as VP of Cloud Operations for the company offering camps for children with chronic illnesses. Pulier’s empathy for special needs children can also be seen in his work with Starbright World. He used his exceptional tech skills and finances to work towards building a specialized social medial platform for children with special needs in a secure environment.

 

Eric Pulier shares his knowledge of SOA through his book Understanding Enterprise SOA. His comprehensive introduction to the software is both informative and easy to read. His footprint even exceeds the boundaries of the globe as he set up the first interactive live stream to a space shuttle. When looking at what the future holds for Pulier, one thing is sure- it will be remarkable.