Eric Pulier, Harvard and MIT scholar, is known for his many successful businesses and philanthropic undertakings. By the mid-1990s Pulier was a known figure in the national business scene, having founded two esteemed businesses by 1994; People Doing Things, and Digital Evolution. The former business utilized technology to create solutions in education and healthcare. Digital Evolution, an interactive platform that connected needs of educational settings to creative digital solutions, eventually merged with an existing company to form US Interactive, LLC. This solid foundation in the business world, especially in areas of business where people can be helped through the use of technology, created a strong base from which Eric Pulier’s philanthropic efforts could be launched.
Pulier went on to work with notable figures and organizations, such as Al Gore and Bill Clinton. Through Gore’s Healthcare and Technology Forum, Pulier was able to advise national leadership on technological issues within the healthcare system. The Clinton Global Initiative, founded by Bill Clinton in 1997, benefited from Pulier’s breadth of knowledge in tech, and healthcare systems. Pulier used these positions to design and implement solutions in education and healthcare, and to advise lawmakers on current issues within such systems.
Pulier has since began other business and charitable ventures including the founding of the companies Akana and Desktone. Akana is tech-business focused on Service-Oriented Architecture, which connects businesses and makes use of leading technology platforms. This company was sold to a software company, Rouge Wave Software, in 2016.