Scott Key serves as President and COO of IHS Global Insight. Mr. Key was appointed to this position in October 2008 with the acquisition of Global Insight, Inc. by IHS. Key brings over 20 years of diverse international and U.S. experience, with responsibilities spanning executive and operational management positions, product management, software and technology development, large scale computing, sales and marketing.
Key also serves as president and COO of Jane's Information Group - which IHS acquired in June 2007. Prior to joining IHS in 2003, he served as a senior executive with GX Technology focusing on Business Development, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives and as executive vice president/COO of Operations, Business and Technology Development for NuTec Energy Services Inc., both of Houston. Key served as deepwater development manager for Vastar Resources from 1998 to 2000, successfully initiating Vastar's deepwater reservoir appraisal and development efforts, and was employed by Phillips Petroleum from 1987 to 1998, where he held a variety of positions of increasing scope and responsibility, including strategic planning director in Corporate Strategic Planning, and domestic and international roles in exploration, field development, as well as research and development. He began his career in technology development in a research capacity, specializing in reservoir characterization and modeling. Prior to joining Phillips, he provided technology development consulting to Amoco Production Company and Mobil Oil.
A frequent speaker and author, Scott has written on numerous subjects covering a range of management, technology and development topics. Scott has also achieved certification in numerous technical and professional courses. He is fluent in both English and Norwegian, and has partial fluency in Danish, Swedish and French.
A graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, Key earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both physics and mathematics in June 1985. He earned his master's degree in geophysics from the University of Wyoming at Laramie in 1987, receiving Phi Kappa Phi honors.