Sophie V. Vandebroek, PhD

Former Vice President, Emerging Technology Partnerships, International Business Machines Corporation

Independent Director

Age: 62

Director since:
July 2013

Governance and Corporate Responsibility

Other current public company director service:

  • Wolters Kluwer N.V. (since Apr. 2020)
  • Revvity, Inc. (since Feb. 2024)

Former public company director service:

  • Analogic Corporation (Aug. 2008 - Jan. 2016)


Strategic Vision Ventures LLC

  • Founder and owner (since February 2021)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Engineering

  • Inaugural Visiting Scholar (2019 – 2020 academic year)

International Business Machines Corporation

  • Vice President, Emerging Technology Partnerships (August 2018 – August 2019)
  • Chief Operating Officer, IBM Research (January 2017 – August 2018)

Xerox Corporation

  • Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Vice President, Xerox Corporation (2006 – 2016)
  • President, Xerox Innovation Group (2006 – 2016)
  • Chief Engineer, Xerox Corporation (2002 – 2005)
  • Oversaw Xerox’s global research centers, including the Palo Alto Research Center

Other Experience

  • Dr. Vandebroek is the Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Flanders AI Research Program, a member of the AI Innovation Board of the Norwegian Research Center for AI, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers and was appointed an honorary Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium in 2021.


  • Science, Technology and R&D: Long track record of innovation and experience managing balanced research and development portfolios at IBM and Xerox Corporation.
  • Digital: Deep experience and knowledge in information technology and cybersecurity, including overseeing significant information technology projects to facilitate business objectives, developed over the course of over 20 years serving in various senior executive roles at IBM and Xerox Corporation.
  • Sustainability: Substantial knowledge of and experience overseeing sustainability issues gained from her outside private and public company board service.
  • Dr. Vandebroek also brings executive leadership, financial acumen, corporate governance, corporate strategy, operations, international business, human capital management and risk oversight skills and experience to the Board.


  • BS, Engineering, KU Leuven
  • MS, Electro-mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Cornell University