Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Oscar Mauricio Chamat is a civil engineer, a senior consultant in urban innovation, and an urban thinker. He currently advises the Barcelona Council for the network of bike lane expansion. Chamat is also a lecturer of smart cities and citizen participation for the Externado de Colombia University. Since 2016, he has been co-producing the first podcast in Spanish about urban planning and the impact of technology in cities, where high representatives of cities and international organizations from more than 12 countries have been interviewed.
Previously, he was the executive director of the Colombia-Catalunya Chamber of Commerce, the delegate for Latin America for the Smart City Expo World Congress, and was the Barcelona representative in three European projects about the impact of technology and innovation in regional transformation.