- Bell Harbor Conference Center - Seattle, WA, USA - June 13 - 15, 1997
Conference Schedule and Information
Symposium 4
Saturday, June 14, 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Session Title: Economic Mechanisms of Internet Commerce
Session Chair: Jeff Patterson, Internet Underground Music Archive, Santa Cruz, California, USA
Participant: Sherry Isler, First Virtual Holdings.

Jeff Patterson: As the Internet has grown, financial transactions have become more commonplace on the Internet. In this symposium we will be taking a look at what mechanisms are currently in place to facilitate money transactions on the Internet and how these mechanisms along with future technologies can be used to safely and securely transfer valuable data to a user without compromising the safety of the copyright.

Biographies: Jeff Patterson, Sherry Isler

Jeff Patterson

JEFF PATTERSON is the current President and one of the Founders of the Internet Underground Music Archive. He has studied music and computer science at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz and has been actively involved in the online music industry since 1993. In addition to his duties at IUMA, he is also the co-authoring "IUMA's Guide to Audio on the Web" and plays guitar in the Ugly Mugs. He was recently featured as one of CNET's "Movers and Shakers" and as a Cool Site of the Day "Agent of Cool".

Sherry Isler

SHERRY ISLER held a number of positions in consumer and retail financial services before joining First Virtual Holdings Incorporated in August, 1995. As one of the early employees, she was instrumental in the growth and success of this entrepreneurial endeavor undertaken by its founder, Lee H. Stein. Prior to joining First Virtual, Ms. Isler was a business development officer for Bank of Southern California. She also held positions with Intuit and Home Federal Savings. In addition to the demands of her sales position at First Virtual, Ms. Isler owns and operates a web-based gourmet cookie business as well as a catering business.

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