Sophie Vandebroek is a electrical engineer & business executive. Born in Leuven, she earned a master's degree in electromechanical engineering at KU Leuven University, & moved to the US in 1986, where she graduated with a PhD in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
Sophie was Chief Technology Officer of Xerox, & President of Xerox Innovation Group until December 2016. In January 2017, she became Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research's 12 labs all over the world. Studying AI, quantum computers & blockchain, it is one of the world’s largest labs.