Steven Dobesh is the current President and Co-Founder of True Tickets, a digital end-to-end blockchain and analytics ticketing platform, based in San Diego, CA. As the only ticketing company in production on IBM’s Blockchain platform, True Tickets is aiming to disrupt how artists, venues, and fans participate in the ticketing transaction process. Advancing from computers, the internet, mobile phones, and now blockchain, learn how True Tickets is leveraging the benefits of past technology with identity management and smart contracts to connect true fans to their favorite artists. Prior to founding True Tickets, he worked at the Pentagon, Joint Chiefs of Staff, as the Technology & Innovation Chief for the Logistics Directorate. In that role, he was the Joint Staff Subject Matter Expert on Blockchain; architected and led the first Department of Defense blockchain pilot to secure the digital thread of additive manufacturing (3D printing); and established and led the Department of Defense’s only Blockchain Community of Interest focused on widespread adoption and implementation. He is also a tutor for the Oxford Said Business School Executive Blockchain Strategy Programme, and advisor to Liberathio, a blockchain mobile gaming startup.