Last Thursday on January 31st, 2019, Esen Tuna gave a fascinating talk on the leadership and life lessons he gained from his time in Istanbul, Bloomington, and California among other locations. Esen is a Turkish native who became a first generation American, and had many profound insights to share on leadership, accomplishing goals, ambitions, and happiness in general. The talk was an excellent opportunity to listen to valuable insights while simultaneously engaging with part of Bloomington’s Turkish community and improving listening skills.
Esen Tuna is a technical advisor and manager of the Research Data Services with the Research Technologies division of UITS and the Pervasive Technology Institute at IU. He provides strategic leadership for IU in data and metadata management, research workflows, data enclaves and databases for research. Tuna also serves as interim manager for IU’s Advanced Visualization Lab and collabortes in data intensive projects involving cyber digital humanities, visualization, and analytics.