Eric wears many hats. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, public speaker, author, technologist, philanthropist and columnist. Eric is affiliated with more than 15 corporations. Over the years, he has played a fundamental role of raising capital for the corporations that he has founded or co-founded.
Eric Pulier has invested in charitable organizations and venture capital funds. Some of these organizations include Monitor Ventures, eCompanies and Trident Capital. He has also made significant contributions to various seed level startups in both technology and media industries. Eric has worked with the government on numerous occasions. Notably, he was chosen to design the “Bridge to the 21st Century” for Al Gore and Bill Clinton. The program sought to commemorate the 2nd inauguration of Bill Clinton. People of all walks ranging from the Congress to the U.S. Supreme Court attended the multi-day event. In attendance were Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Almost all the news stations in U.S. featured Eric describing the event.
Eric was the brains behind the live feed from Space Shuttle. He enhanced real-time interactions with the astronauts. Beyond the designing the commemoration program, Eric continued to work with Al Gore on technological and heath care concerns. When Morley Winograd served as the Center for Telecommunications Management’s chairman, he asked Eric to serve on the board. For four years, Eric sat on the board of CTM and helped in building the community at the USC Marshall School.
Eric has been actively engaged in philanthropic activities. In the past, Eric has used technology to provide solutions to various intractable problems experienced by physically impaired children and poor households. Eric is credited for creating the initial multimedia educational programs. These programs were designed to help individuals having Multiple Sclerosis know more about the diseases. Through his innovation, he pioneered the use of home computers for intricate multimedia educational purposes. Eric was honored at the U.S. Doctors for Africa benefit event that was held in New York City.
As an author, Eric has published different articles. One of his articles, Understanding Enterprise SOA, which he published with Hugh Taylor, discusses ways of making SOA work. His other publication, The Enterprise Industrial Complex, talks about the intricacies of cloud computing.