Diogo Corona, CEO of TotalPass

Diogo Corona is the CEO of TotalPass, a company that makes biometric security solutions. Corona’s unique electronics and software development background has allowed him to build what he believes will be the next-generation authentication platform. TotalPass has consistently been mentioned as one of the best companies to work for in Brazil, with impressive energy and enthusiasm for breaking down barriers in today’s digital world.


Diogo studied computer technology, graduating from Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ). His special interests were computational and electrical engineering and mathematics, including linear algebra. He was awarded his undergraduate degree with honors.

Diogo is one of only a few students in Brazil whose research work was so extensively published that it was translated and published abroad. He is primarily known for his work on a security system for humanoid robots, which was patented by himself at age 15. In addition to his parents, he has also authored articles on topics such as applied cryptography and robotic motion control systems.

Diogo Corona has been involved and active in various fields throughout his life. Starting at age 14, he taught and mentored robotics to children for the International Summer School for Robotics. He also participated in several soccer teams and led the robot team of his school when he was 16 years old.


Diogo Corona has received many awards for his achievements in science and technology. He obtained an award from the Brazilian Association of Informatics (ABR) and was second on the list of the world’s best high school students in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. He was also awarded a silver medal at the Most Creative Persons Competitions in Brazil (PLOP) after designing a humanoid robot he built at age 15. Diogo Corona was also voted one of the most influential personalities in Rio de Janeiro by “Gente” magazine, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most prominent monthly magazines.

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