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Eric Pulier: Improving the World through Technology

A century ago, society marveled at the steam engine and the Ford Model -T. Giants of innovation like Henry Ford and Thomas Savery made new ideas into realty and changed the face of everyday life across the world. Not far behind these master inventors is the former CEO of ServiceMesh Inc., Eric Pulier. Although his name may not be as familiar as Ford or Savery he has introduced and perfected a concept that changed the way modern computing functions. Eric Pulier holds the patent for a system and method for cloud computing abstracting layer with security zone facilities. This allows for security in software development while it is being created in the cloud. He also holds several other patents that have emerged through the development of this security which has allowed his companies, like ServiceMesh Inc., to grow.

Mr. Pulier had an interest in technology from the beginning. Originally from New Jersey, he attended Harvard University and simultaneously took classes at M.I.T. . After graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1988, he then moved to Los Angeles and began a company called People Doing Things (PDT) that sought to improve education, health care and other issues impacting society. He then lead the development of Starbright World which is a private social networking site for chronically ill children. This work began his philanthropy which he has sustained to this day. Mr. Pulier is a contributor to several organizations which seek to help people through technology. One of which is the XPRIZE Foundation which hosts competitions in order to address some world wide challenges (hunger, poverty, education, etc.).

Along with his many philanthropic ventures he also created several technology based businesses early in his career. He founded Digital Evolution which successfully merged with US Interactive LLC in 1998. Despite his age, he was invited by the Presidential inaugural Committee to head the Presidential Technology Exhibition in 1998 which was held in Washington, D.C. He was also invited to participate in Al Gore’s Forum on Technology and Education which allowed him to advise and inform on the subjects. Currently, he is an advisor in the Clinton Global Initiative.

Throughout his life, Eric Pulier has not only changed the face of computing and technology but he was determined for that technology to prove as useful foundations upon which in improve the many areas of need in the world. Although he has profited from his ventures, his strong sense of social responsibility has made sure that others will too.

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