Dr Eben Upton CBE FREng

Chief Executive Officer, Raspberry Pi (Trading)

Dr Eben Upton conceived and co-designed the low-cost, credit-card-sized Raspberry Pi computer with an aim to engage more children with computer science. Concerned with the dearth of upcoming computer scientists and inspired by Acorn’s 1981 BBC Micro, Eben co-founded the Raspberry Pi Foundation to stimulate the teaching of basic computer science in schools.

Having created a prototype using a Broadcom chip, he went on to co-design and develop the open architecture single-board computer, which runs the Linux operating system. Since its launch in February 2012, the seven versions of Raspberry Pi have sold over 13 million units worldwide.