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Dr. Vandebroek is responsible for overseeing Xerox’s research centers in Europe, Asia, Canada and U.S. as well as the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC Inc.).
Previously, she was chief engineer of Xerox Corporation and 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, 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 and elected into the Royal Flemish Academy for Arts & Sciences.
Dr. Vandebroek is a member of the Board of Directors of Analogic Corporation and IDEXX Laboratories. She also serves on the advisory council of the dean of Engineering at MIT.
Vandebroek was born in Leuven, Belgium where she earned a master's degree in electro-mechanical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University, 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.