Karine DOGNIN-SAUZE

Vice-President

Lyon Metropolis

Karine Dognin-Sauze is Vice-President of the Métropole de Lyon, responsible for Innovation, Intelligent Metropolis and Digital Development and Deputy Mayor of Lyon in charge of International Relations, European Affairs, Decentralized Cooperation and International Solidarity.

In addition to her political responsibilities, she is a professional in international marketing and innovation in the entertainment and new technologies sectors. Karine Dognin-Sauze worked at Electronic Arts Inc., an American leader in interactive entertainment, for 18 years. She was head of the division dedicated to The Sims in Europe, Middle East and South America.

She then joined the GL Events Group, an international leader in the event market, to structure and set up an unit dedicated to innovation. Since then, Karine Dognin-Sauze founded Witty Cie(s), a company dedicated to the marketing of innovation. She is also President of the Interconnectés, a network that brings together a community of innovative territories for an exchange of best practices and support for the diffusion of digital transformations. The Interconnectés organizes each year the Forum des Interconnectés which gathers 800 elected representatives, companies and territorial decision-makers on these issues.

Karine Dognin-Sauze is a member of the board of directors of the FING (Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération), Humaninov (Think-and-Do-Tank for the valorisation of human capital as innovation lever, ADERLY Lyon) and SPL Part-Dieu. She is also a member of the Science Po Paris Chair dedicated to the role of institutions in the intelligent city and is also on the Executive Committee of LUCI (International Network for Urban Lighting) and Eurocities.

La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.