Sophie Vandebroek, is the Chief Technology Officer and President of the Xerox Innovation Group. Vandebroek states, "Creating change, bending the
rules and exploring the unknown are catalysts that drive innovation at Xerox. Risk taking and viewing the world in new ways is part of the company's
fabric. Seeing our ideas become a reality that in turn helps our customers succeed is what motivates us and is the foundation for our billion dollar
Research & technology that fosters business innovation
Engineering efficiency and effectiveness
Chief Engineer of Xerox Corporation and Vice President of the Xerox Engineering Center
Xerox's chief operating officer and director of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada
Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers and served as an elected member on the IEEE Administrative Committee
Fulbright Fellow and a Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation
Master's degree in electro-mechanical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University
Serves on several university and professional advisory boards
Beyond Document 2.0: The Future of Documents
Corporations spend a lot of time and money wrestling with the challenge of making enterprise document management and other information-based work easier, more efficient, and more effective. No longer just static containers of information, today the document can be a powerful, intelligent vehicle for driving business processes.
Once a document becomes digital and networked, a new set of challenges appear. Organizations can meet these challenges with a variety of software, services and hardware such as color multifunction devices, scanning with OCR, rules-based printing, authentication and accounting tools, document management systems and more. Learn more about the technologies that enable Document 2.0 and beyond.
May 28 & 29, 2008 European Leadership Summit
Topic: The inaugural Xerox European Leadership Summit for Heads of Business took place at the Ritz Carlton Powerscourt, Dublin, Ireland (view website). Our objective was to provide a platform for Senior European Business Executives to share their experiences and learnings in addressing the critical business issues of the moment. In 2008 the Summit addressed the challenge of driving fiscal performance, while embracing and responding to the sustainability agenda. Sophie participated in a panel discussion that addressed the question, “Are Innovation and Technology the Answer to Creating Sustainable Value?” She was joined by Josephine Green, Senior Director of Design Strategy at Philips, and Jon Williams Head of Group Sustainability, HSBC Holdings Ltd.
March 24, 2007 - Keynote address at the Rochester Engineering Society Annual Engineering Gala, Rochester, NY.
March 6, 2007 - Keynote address at the Innovations Conference 2007, New Orleans, LA. This is the 10th annual conference hosted by the League for Innovation in the Community College and draws about 1,200 community college educators administrators and staff from around the world.
Printer Ink Cartridges News & Blog - San Diego, CA, USA - April 10, 2009
Xerox Chief Technology Officer and President of the Xerox Innovation Group, Sophie Vandebroek, summed up all the company’s innovation efforts.
CIO: "The Paper Chase: Companies Still Can't Keep Up With It" - 03/11/2009
Chris Lynch’s article on managed print services states, “The Global Services division represents Xerox's efforts over the past years to adapt its business to a Web-based, networked world by consulting companies on how best to lease or buy printing equipment, and, perhaps more importantly, digitize hard copy records.” KeyCorp is referenced as a company working with Xerox to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Hello Clouds, Hello Sky, Hello Future - BBC News Article, May 24, 2009
What will be the technology of the next few years that will help lift the global economy out of its current recession? News Article interview with Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox Chief Technology Officer.
Xerox Showcases Suite of Innovative Technologies
Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox Corporation CTO and president of the Xerox Innovation Group, describes some unexpected innovations and advances from Xerox, including a demonstration of its experimental erasable paper technology.