ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives / 4-5 May 2017 / Chania, Greece


Meet our moderators


Tuyen Ho

VP Corporate Development

Tuyen Ho leads global M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions) at Welocalize. She enjoys learning from owners about their unique business journeys as entrepreneurs in localisation. Previously, Tuyen held leadership roles at technology start-ups in Silicon Valley, with a focus on building high performance teams driving revenue, creating scale and client partnerships. During that time, fun projects included launching one of the first voice-enabled apps for the iPhone fondly likened to Star Trek’s “universal translator”, and collaborating on a pitch for a MT-OCR-text analysis Arabic solution for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). Originally from Vietnam, Tuyen has lived on both coasts of the USA as well as dead-centre in the US midwest.


Neil Payne

Commisceo Global
United Kingdom

After 10+ years working in translation and localisation, Neil left the industry in 2014 and spent a year backpacking around Southeast Asia with his family. He now focuses on training, education and learning through his new company Commisceo Global, which has a corporate mission to “increase the peace” by fighting ignorance, bias and prejudice through cultural awareness training. An expert in all things Middle East, Neil also provides corporate consultancy to firms working in Turkey, Iran, the UAE and Saudi Arabia. A talented trainer, he comes with hands-on experience of running Elia sessions having been an active member.


Attendees at ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives will get the benefit of the extensive knowledge and direct personal experience of our dynamic expert moderators for each track.
The moderator will:
  • Present each session, providing background information such as research, case studies and more
  • Inspire conversation, sprinkling personal insights and wisdom throughout the session
  • Facilitate thought-provoking and unscripted discussion and interactivity