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Dr. Vandebroek is responsible for Xerox’s global research labs with a mission to create high-impact innovations that drive profitable revenue growth. The labs are located in Europe, Asia, Canada and the U.S., and include the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC Inc.) that provides custom R&D services.
In previous Xerox roles she served as Xerox’s chief engineer, vice president of the Xerox Engineering Center, technical advisor to Xerox's chief operating officer and director of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada.
Dr. Vandebroek is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fulbright Fellow and a Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation. She holds 14 U.S. patents. Dr. Vandebroek has received awards from Xerox, IBM, HP, Monsanto, the Belgium National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation, IEEE and Cornell University. Dr. Vandebroek was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame, elected into the Royal Flemish Academy for Arts & Sciences, and received an honorary doctorate degree from Clarkson University.
Dr. Vandebroek is a member of the board of directors of IDEXX Laboratories (IDXX) and of Analogic Corporation (ALOG). She serves on the advisory council of the dean of Engineering at the Massachussets Institute of Technology.
Dr. Vandebroek was born in Belgium where she earned a master's degree in electro-mechanical engineering from KU Leuven. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
In the News
Data Quest, "Xerox: Moving beyond a 2 Rupee copy”, 2014 March 3
India’s leading technology trade publication interviews Xerox CTO Sophie Vandebroek on the transition of Xerox to a services company.
Business Today, “Bangalore is the fastest growing research lab we have”, 2014 February 26
Features Q&A with Sophie Vandebroek
Bloomberg Link Next Big Thing Summit
June 17, 2013: Sophie talks about the outlook for the company and its transformation from being print focused to an IT service organization. She speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang at the event in Half Moon Bay, California.
Atlantic Magazine’s Innovation Summit May 8 in Washington, D.C.