Ariel Coro, tech expert, author and Spanish language media personality
Ariel Coro is the most trusted Technology Expert and the pioneer bringing Tech to Spanish-language TV in the United States. Reaching millions of households every week through TV, social, radio and print. Thanks to his work, technology is no longer a barrier to a better life for millions of Latinos. Coro’s passion for education and clear vision of the future has helped ordinary people embrace technology and capitalize on its limitless benefits. Coro is widely recognized as an expert in consumer electronics and is a highly sought after keynote speaker.
Spanish Language Media Personality
Coro is the on-air tech expert for Despierta América, the No. 1 morning show with more viewers than the combined viewing audiences of “ABC’s Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning” and NBC’s “Today Show.”. Coro is also a regular contributor and commentator CNN en Español and Univision Network News he has also appeared in some of the most renowned shows on Spanish Language TV.
His tech commentary column was featured every Sunday in La Opinión, the number one Hispanic newspaper in the country and syndicated to other properties in the top US markets. His commentary about technology and his entertaining writing style was always well received by readers due to his ability to synthesize complex concepts and teach people in a manner that they can understand and enjoy.
Coro has a strong nationwide Radio Presence with segments in shows covering all major markets.
Keynote Speaker and Educator
As a Technology Expert, Coro is frequently invited as a keynote speaker at national and international events because his speeches and workshops are full of practical advice that audiences remember long after his presentation and are always sprinkled with a great sense of humor.
He is the founder and idea architect behind the successful Tecnifícate educational conference series where Spanish-speaking audiences learned about how to leverage the latest technologies to succeed. In addition, He is also one of the first technology bloggers en Español and the founder of Tu Tecnologia, a thriving online community where Latinos get their questions answered in a variety of technology-related subjects.
His adventures with Technology
Coro’s life story demonstrates the power of ingenuity especially when one’s resources are limited. Born in Havana, Cuba, Coro enjoyed learning about technology and electronics from an early age. At 15, he assembled one of the first homemade satellite dishes in the country, made from parts of an old Soviet radio such as a coffee can, a mosquito net and available electronic components. He used the dish to watch television channels that were forbidden and meant only for the island’s tourists and élite government officials. This newly found access to information transformed his life because it opened a window for him to the otherwise closed outside world. He then ventured into the world of technology and was among the first people on the island to have access to e-mail and personal computers. This eventually led him to flee the island at age 18.
When he arrived to the U.S., he had limited formal education and was barely able to speak English but that didn’t stop him. Freedom offered Coro the opportunity to build a career with his self-taught technology and communication skills. He started a technology consulting business, which led him to work for Check Point Software and The Space Telescope Science Institute where the Hubble Space Telescope is managed. In 2004, he arrived at Cisco Systems in California, where he consulted for major clients and presented at key events and executive briefings on their behalf.
Coro’s continued educational mission is to empower Latinos to embrace technology and firmly believes that the adoption and successful application of this skill set will propel the Hispanic community to success.