Derek Pearcy

Director, Product Application & Services, McAfee

Derek Pearcy has focused on user research since 1985, while running and refining a bulletin-board system in his bedroom. Between then and now he received a BA from the University of Texas at Austin before producing an award-winning game magazine and several commercially successful games. In 1994, Derek co-founded the world's oldest weblog. After nine years designing user experience for a small network security company — Securify, Inc., which was popular among private sector and financial industry customers—he is now director of user experience for enterprise-scale network security products at McAfee, Inc.