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Murat Dilek has been named among the top 100 most influential people in IT in the UK by Computing magazine.

The accolade places Falkirk Council's Enterprise Network & Cybersecurity Team Leader alongside other leading figures in the technology sector.

Murat, who is also the Chair of the Scottish Local Authority Information Security Group, has been instrumental in driving forward IT projects that have significantly improved the council's operations and services.

His inclusion in Computing's top 100 list shines a light on his expertise, leadership, and the positive impact his work has had to date.

Karen Algie, Falkirk Council’s Director of Transformation, Communities and Corporate Services, congratulated Murat on the achievement.

She said: "Murat's dedication and innovative approach have helped transform the council's IT infrastructure, making it safe, secure, and efficient. His efforts, combined with those of the entire IT team, have made a significant difference to the lives of local people, who can now access more efficient and secure council services.

"Being recognised in this way is well-deserved and highlights his influence and contribution to the IT sector."

Professional Journey

Murat began his career as a software consultant after graduating from Stirling University. This experience paved the way for his transition to the public sector in 2005 when he joined Stirling Council.

In 2019, he started working at Falkirk Council as the Enterprise Network and Cybersecurity Team Leader. Since then, has led several key projects, including the upgrade of network systems, the implementation of robust cybersecurity protocols, and the adoption of new technologies to streamline operations.

On being named in the top 100 Murat said: “It’s an honour to find myself listed amongst so many influential people in the world of IT. While it’s my name on the list, the achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the support, expertise and dedication of my team and the wider IT division. Together, we've worked hard to create a secure and efficient IT environment that protects the council’s data and enhances the services we provide to our community."

For more details on Murat accomplishments and the full list of Computing's top 100 influential IT leaders, visit Computing's official website.