The unconventional oil and gas revolution is shifting the global competitive landscape for industrial production and demand. Scott Key, IHS President & Chief Operating Officer, will discuss how this tectonic shift, along with other key energy developments, has created unique business opportunities in North America and abroad. Mr. Key will also address how leading organizations are leveraging the power of data, analytics, and insight to maximize return on investment and minimize operational risks in this dynamic environment.
Scott Key has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of IHS since January 2011. He served as Senior Vice President, Global Products and Services, from January through December 2010. Key joined IHS in 2003 to lead strategy, marketing and product teams for the IHS energy business, and has led transformation and growth across IHS operations in his eight years with the company. He was involved in supporting the IHS IPO, led corporate marketing and strategic planning, and has led acquisition integration efforts, including the largest IHS acquisitions. During his tenure at IHS, Key has held leadership positions that span each of the company's information and insight assets in economics, energy, security, product lifecycle and environment.
Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of IHS Global Insight starting in September, 2008. Based in London in for 2007 and 2008, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Jane's and Chairman of IHS Fairplay. In addition, Key led the EMEA/APAC sales organization and IHS integrated sales team on a global basis. Based in Denver from 2003 to 2007, he served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Marketing and led Energy Strategy, Products and Marketing.
Prior to joining IHS in 2003, he served as a senior executive in energy technology and services, based in Houston. Mr. Key served as deepwater development manager for Vastar Resources from 1998 to 2000 and was employed by Phillips Petroleum in a range of international and domestic roles of increasing scope from 1987 to 1998.
Mr. Key holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both physics and mathematics from the University of Washington in Seattle as well as a Master's degree in geophysics from the University of Wyoming.