Eric Pulier is not one to get defeated when things don’t go quite the way he planned. He spent a lot of time and money building a company in cloud computing that he thought would take off when another company bought it, but instead it went nowhere and Pulier took it hard. But in the failure of that company to take off, Pulier took an interest in disruptive technology and started the base of his seed organization, vAtoamic Systems. He became interested in mobile apps due to the growth of Uber and the use of Bitcoins and blockchain technology.
Eric Pulier really was in effect a prodigy of computers. While he was still in elementary school he became self-taught at programming and by high school had already formed a company. He was accepted to Harvard where he studied literature and wrote for the Crimson newspaper and you can still find his columns at the Crimson’s author pages today. He took classes at MIT at the same time and by 1988 had graduated magna cum laude with degrees in the literary and IT fields.
Pulier took his computer programming skills to Los Angeles where an organization he formed known as People Doing Things became a company known as Digital Evolution. Digital Evolution used interactive video and web marketing for big clients such as Toyota and Warner Brothers, and Pulier also worked with government agencies. Then President Bill Clinton also chose him to head the “Bridge to the 21st Century” as part of the Presidential Technology Forum.
In 1998 Digital Evolution was purchased by US Interactive LLC and Pulier started going into cloud technology. He founded Akana which became a host company for service-oriented software, and it was later sold to Rogue Wave. He also wrote the book “Understanding Enterprise SOA”. In 2005 he started ServiceMesh, one of the most advanced cloud-based software integration programs. About 6 years later he formed the Cloud Enterprise Leadership Council which was merged to TM Forum. Pulier has won several awards and recognitions including making the list of VAR Business’s Top 30 eVisionaries. He also guides young people at XPrize Foundation.