Xerox Chief Technology Officer and President,
Xerox Innovation Group
Sophie Vandebroek is the chief technology officer of Xerox Corporation and president of the Xerox Innovation Group. She was named to these positions and appointed a vice president of the corporation in Feb. 2006.
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
“Women 30% of Xerox India lab staff”, The Times of India, 20 Feb. 2016
Xerox CTO & Chief Innovation Officer Sophie Vandebroek and Manish Gupta, Director of the Xerox Research Centre in India (XRCI), discuss a range of issues and article highlights 30% of Xerox India lab staff are women.
"How Analytics Can Improve Traffic / Lyft Joins Xerox's L.A. Transit App", Bloomberg (video), 28 Jan. 2016
Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox's chief technology officer, discusses the company's one-stop transportation app with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg West."