ASSA ABLOY Coffee Time Webinars

Available on-demand, our series of Coffee Time Café webinars addresses one of the major trends impacting colleges and universities today – mobile access and its impact on the student experience.

Register today to hear from industry leaders and other universities as they share their perspective and experiences with optimizing the student experience through mobile credentials.

On Demand Sessions

Demystifying Mobile Access

Student expectations for mobile capabilities on campus continue to grow.  But what exactly does that mean? What is mobile access and how does it impact the student experience? Join the ASSA ABLOY team as we break down this complex issue, providing insight and clarity on topics such as:   

  • What is the difference between Apple Wallet, Google Pay and other third party mobile credential applications?
  • What are the differences between NFC and BLE technologies, and what does that really mean for your campus?
  • How does each technology work and how do you determine which is best for your campus?
  • What other factors do you need to consider when deploying mobile credentials?


  • Jeremy Saline, Senior Director of Business Development, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas
  • Jim Primovic, Director of Sales, Campus EAC, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas
  • Angelo Faenza, Vice President of Campus EAC, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas
  • Henry Fell, Director of OEM Development Support / PERSONA Product Manager, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas
  • Tyler Webb, Regional Campus EAC Manager, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas

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From Pilot to Proficiency: Implementing Mobile Access at Vanderbilt University

Campus learning over the last year looks different and along with it, the student experience. Today, the pandemic has created additional challenges regarding in-person interactions and the need for protocols to protect health and safety. Making the right decisions about mobile access requires the right answers. HID Global and Vanderbilt University join us for Coffee Time and a discussion to help peer campuses determine:

  • What a pilot program entails and who should be involved
  • What steps to take post-pilot to ensure buy in
  • What support is needed for implementation
  • What policies, processes and best practices ensure compliance and adoption


  • Tim Nyblom, End User Business Manager Higher Education PACS, HID Global
  • Michael Chesher, End User Business Manager Higher Education PACS, HID Global
  • Amy Surprenant, Manager of Card Services, Vanderbilt University
  • Mark Brown, Director of Business Services, Vanderbilt University

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Best Practices for Prioritizing and Enabling Mobile Credential on Your Campus

Join Transact’s Dan Gretz, Senior Director of Channel Management, as he leads a panel discussion on how to bring an NFC-based mobile student ID to reality. Learn about the driving forces on campus, the real-world implementation strategies, and hear first-hand accounts from a panel of innovative clients who have pioneered the way.

Aligning with our long-term vision for NFC-based credentials, Transact Mobile Credential offers a campus ID supported on the Apple iPhone and Apple Watch, and on Android phones—providing a first-class user experience for students and a highly secure, easy-to-use solution that is fully-managed by the campus.

Key takeaways from this session include:

  • An overview of Transact Mobile Credential, including what’s new!
  • Hear real-world project funding and communication strategies for adopting a mobile credential
  • Know what questions you should be asking your solution providers before initiating a mobile ID implementation

Scheduled Speakers:


  • Dan Gretz, Sr. Director Market Development, Transact Campus Inc.


  • Roman Fahrmann, Director of GOCard Services, Georgetown University
  • Chris Gillett, Sooner Card System Engineer, University of Oklahoma
  • Kendell Rohrbach, Campus Card Manager, South Dakota State 

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Investing in Mobile Credentials: Things to Know and Do

Mobile credentials provide a seamless, secure and safe experience! There are things to know and do to invest wisely to ensure flexibility and compatibility with existing infrastructure, because not all mobile credentials work with all locks and readers. Join Atrium and ASSA ABLOY to learn how an open interoperable mobile credential can benefit your campus.


  • David McQuillin, VP of Sales & Business Development and Co-Founder, Atrium
  • Jim Primovic, Director of Sales, Campus EAC, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas

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Partnering with Student Housing Developers to Deploy Mobile Credentials at Lynn University

If you are like many campuses across the country, mobile credentials are on your mind, but how do you get started? Learn how Lynn University is working with Capstone Development Partners to implement mobile access credentialing on campus. They will discuss the preliminary steps taken to get started and what equipment, systems and hardware they are implementing to make the plan a reality. Learn how they are working together to build on-campus student housing that achieves efficiencies and optimizes the student experience.


  • Joey Rego, Assistant Director of Information Security/Technology at Lynn University
  • Dan Bethers, Construction Manager at CAPSTONE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS, LLC (CDP)
  • Jeremy Saline, Senior Director of Business Development, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas

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