Phil Searle

Founder & CEO Chazey Partners

Phil Searle is the Founder and CEO of Chazey Partners, which is a management consulting firm that provides expert business advisory and transformation services, including implementation of shared services.  


Phil founded Chazey Partners ten years ago, in 2006. Phil is a globally recognized expert in business transformation, shared services, offshoring, and outsourcing, covering both the private and public sectors.  He is a regular speaker, judge and chairperson at numerous events around the globe.  He has written many articles on these subjects.
Phil was granted an O1 Visa status by the US government in 2008, which then resulted in his gaining accelerated Green Card status in 2009 through the EB1 Extraordinary Ability Green Card program.  The Canadian Federal Government also first issued him with a C10 Visa in 2009 (renewed periodically since then); this visa is only granted where there is “Significant Benefit to Canada” as per regulations.
Prior to his current work, Phil was Group Vice President and CFO of Cendant TDS’s International Markets Division.  Prior to Cendant, Phil was VP Finance and Corporate Controller at 3Com Corporation.  Here he headed the Corporate Controller Function and the Worldwide Shared Finance Services team.  
He trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) in the UK with KPMG.  He has a BA Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Exeter and is also a member of Financial Executives International (FEI).

Main Conference Day One, Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

11:15 AM WORKSHOP: IMPLEMENTING ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION: THE WHY, WHAT AND HOW

Higher education institutions have been feeling the financial squeeze for many years, and the Covid-19 crisis has only added to this. As in many other sectors, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is increasingly being leveraged in higher education with the aim of boosting productivity, modernizing administrative operations and pursuing academic excellence.


This workshop will take a deep dive into RPA implementation in a higher education institution, and serve as a guide to outlining key aspects of an RPA implementation journey, from the get-go through to institutional-wide scaling up.


§ What exactly is Robotic Process Automation, and what it can offer? 

§ Potential candidate processes for RPA

§ Charting a solid implementation plan: Piloting, vendor selection, business case, automation roadmap and bot development and deployment

§ Overcoming challenges, and implementation lessons learned

§ Some case studies of successful implementations

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Phil.

Download The Latest Agenda