Mobile Identity On-the-go with Marist College

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MaristMobileIdentityOnTheGoIn today’s fast paced society, people are always on the go. We are constantly traveling from place to place all while striving for the utmost convenience and control over our every day tasks. IBM Mobile Identity (MI) offers individuals instant access, availability, and reliability to their identification documents at any moments notice right from the palm of their hand. Its about making your identity the center of your identity.

Habitat for Humanity at Marist College

The Marist College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is a student-led organization devoted to fighting homelessness and poverty by upholding the four main functions of Habitat for Humanity: building, fundraising, advocating, and educating. Collectively, the Marist ChapterĀ  partners with the non-profit Christian organization to bring families, friends, and other volunteers together to build and rehabilitate “decent, safe, and affordable” homes for those in need.

Routinely, the Marist College Chapter will travel to event sites hosted by Habitat for Humanity to learn and build experience in a hands-on environment all while striving to serve the organizations mission of providing affordable housing.

On the go with Marist College

As a followup to an introductory technology pilot, this autumn IBM has once again teamed up with Marist College to pilot MI as an event participation and identity tool. Approximately 300 Marist students attending Habitat for Humanity events will have access to their Marist cards via their mobile phone. The objective of the pilot is to allow students to tap into a mobile convenience solution, such as MI, while improving the flow of people entering and exiting events.

Traditionally, through the school’s housing incentive program, students gain what Marist calls “priority points” for their academic average, disciplinary history, and their involvement and participation in extracurricular activities. Used by Marist’s Housing and Residential Services, the priority point system determines where students are placed in their housing on campus. As students use their mobile devices provisioned with their digital identification documents to verify their identity and log attendance on-the-go in events like Habitat for Humanity, MI provides the means for Marist to record and track that participation data. With this collection of data gathered through Mobile Identity, Marist can easily integrate student participation in events with their backend priority housing system.

Want to learn more?

As Mobile Identity continues to expand and evolve, Emerging Technologies remains dedicated to incubating MI in other personal identity scenarios. If your organization seeks stronger protection against identity theft all while providing mobile convenience, instant access, availability, and reliability of personal identification documents. To learn more, visit our technology website or contact See how you can get started making digital identity the center of your identity.

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Dan Gisolfi
As CTO for Trusted Identity, Dan is focused on the development and execution of a trusted identity strategy for both citizen and corporate identity interactions using blockchain technologies. This endeavor includes the development of a formal IBM Mobile Identity offering, the definition and development of a trusted identity reference architecture, and the creation of devops tools that streamline the delivery of trusted identity solutions for clients.
Dan Gisolfi
Dan Gisolfi

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