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Phil Ives

Cofounder, Technology @Rain

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  1. Rain Everywhere,
  2. Human Rights Campaign
  1. Empathy Lab,
  2. Philadelphia Development Company - Philadev,
  3. Comcast
  1. Drexel University
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Rain Everywhere

Rain Everywhere

Cofounder - Technology

– Present

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Cofounder of Rain. A Mobile and Video Agency with clients from NY to Washington DC. 13 years experience delivering mass-appeal, consumer-facing technology. Innovative and entrepreneurial technologist, architect and business professional. Primarily focused in video, IPTV, and e-commerce applications for mainstream consumers of cable television, popular consumer sites like QVC and and the first internet TV site for multicultural movies and entertainment, Sivoo. A team builder and leader. Exceptional at translating business goals to technology implementation.

Specialties: Technology Architecture
Building development and operations teams
Mass-appeal consumer applications


Cofounder - Technology

Rain Everywhere
– Present (2 years 6 months)Philadelphia, PA

Development Consultant

Human Rights Campaign
– Present (3 years)Philadelphia

API Development.

Sr Technical Architect - Consultant

Empathy Lab
(1 year 2 months)Conshohocken, PA

Adobe Pass Integration
thePlatform Integration
TV Everywhere Project lead
Technology in Play: HTML5, SASS, CSS, Ruby, BackBone.js, PHP,

Technology Director

Philadelphia Development Company - Philadev
(4 years 1 month)

Lead Philadev's Technology Practice

Solution Designer - Consultant

(6 months)Greater Philadelphia Area

Requirements, analysis and design for enterprise wide applications and products.
Solution design for rollout of new 2Way IP based Set top boxes.

SME (Digital Asset Management) Consultant

(4 months)Rovi

Digital Asset Management Solutions


(4 months)

making stuff rock

Chief Technology Officer

Ladies Who Launch
(1 year)

Chief Technology Officer

(6 years 5 months)

Tech Lead, Interactive Development
(1 year)

Senior Software Architect

Patron Solutions
(1 year 4 months)

Senior Software Engineer

(1 year)

Produced multimedia driven applications for Interactive TV.
Created Programming standards for Flash development.
Developed various applets including television program guides, games, and news.


(2 years 3 months)

Consulted to companies in the areas of Streaming Media and web development.

Technologist of Multimedia and Broadband

(1 year 2 months)

Internet Technology ArchitectDesigned and Implemented internet video rollout for e-commerce site.
Developed internal streaming media applications for Intranet use.Developed interactive TV e-commerce applications.
Created proofs of concept for technologies such as streaming media.
Created prototype applications in ASP, VB, Flash and HTML.
Determined viability of new technology for possible venture investments and QVC adoption.Researched and reported on emerging technologies. (Broadband, IP multicast, set-top boxes, and digital cable head-ends).


(1 year 1 month)

Co-op working directly for Chief Technologist.

Co-op / Part time

Primavera Systems
(1 year 1 month)


Primavera Software
(1 year)


(1 year)


  • Mobile Applications
  • Mobile Devices
  • Wearables
  • Internet of Things
  • Web Development
  • Start-ups
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Web Applications
  • Software Development
  • Integration
  • Enterprise Software
  • Cloud Computing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • SaaS
  • Web Services
  • Product Management
  • Architecture
  • Product Development
  • Digital Video
  • New Business Development
  • Team Building
  • Business Analysis
  • Video over IP
  • Distributed Team...
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Drexel University

BS Computer Information Systems, IS/IT/Comp Sci.

Activities and Societies: SGA Dean of IST

Pocono Mountain High School

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