Sophie V. Vandebroek, PhD
Chief Operating Officer, IBM Research
International Business Machines Corporation
Dr. Vandebroek has been the Chief Operating Officer, IBM Research for International Business Machines Corporation since January 2017. She was most recently an executive with Xerox Corporation from 2002 until December 2016, and served as Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Vice President of Xerox Corporation, and President of the Xerox Innovation Group, from 2006 until December 2016. Dr. Vandebroek was responsible for overseeing Xerox’s research centers in Europe, Asia, Canada and the U.S., including PARC, Inc., for which she served as sole director from 2008 until December 2016. Dr. Vandebroek was Chief Engineer and Vice President of the Xerox Engineering Center from 2002 to 2005. Dr. Vandebroek previously served as a director of Analogic Corporation from 2008 to 2016. Dr. Vandebroek has been a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers since 2005 and a Fulbright Fellow and a Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation since 1986. Dr. Vandebroek holds an undergraduate degree in engineering and a master’s degree in electro-mechanical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University.