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Entrepreneur & Philanthropist Eric Pulier

From an early age, Eric Pulier was interested in computers and technology. In fourth grade, he was programming computers and by the time he was in high school he had created a database computer company. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1988 where he majored in English and American literature. He also wrote nearly 30 articles for The Harvard Crimson during his final years at the university. From there, he has gone on to found a multitude of companies and is currently the Chief Technology Officer, Secretary, and Director of Santa Monica Media Corporation.


Mr. Pulier is a member of Bill Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative and he participated in Al Gore’s health care and technology forum. Some of the many companies he has either founded or co-founded include Media Platform and Desktone. Media Platform is the leading rich media video platform then enables on-demand video content management. Desktone offers desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) which delivers Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service.


During his career, his philanthropic interests have led him to become a donor to several charitable organizations. He sits on the board of the X-Prize Foundation, who designs and organizes competitions that are intended to encourage technological advances for worldwide benefits. Mr. Pulier also is involved with The Painted Turtle. This organization has created a summer camp in California for children who face life-threatening and chronic illness.


As a well-known author and public speaker, Eric Pulier has been able to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for the ventures he has founded and co-founded. In his book, Understanding Enterprise SOA, he advises technologists and business people on how to move between technology and business-level concerns with confidence. His life-long love of technology and his drive to help others reach their full potential is abundantly clear in all of the works he has accomplished.