BRUSSELS, Belgium – Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox’s (NYSE: XRX) chief technology officer and president of the Xerox Innovation Group, has been named Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Personality of the Year in Belgium, by DataNews.
Each year Data News honors the excellence of individuals, companies and products within the ICT sector. Winners in all categories are selected based on readership votes, except for ICT Personality of the Year, which is selected by the DataNews editorial team and voted on by a specialized jury, made up of representatives from the academic and business worlds.
Vandebroek, named to her current position in 2006, is responsible for overseeing Xerox’s research centers in Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States, as well as the Palo Alto Research Center, PARC, Inc.
Vandebroek holds 12 US Patents and has received awards from Xerox, IBM, HP, Monsanto, the Belgium National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation, IEEE, and Cornell University. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, a Fulbright Fellow and a fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation. Vandebroek is a member of the U.S. National Academies Committee on Science, Technology & the Law, a member of the board of directors of Analogic Corporation and Nypro Corporation and a trustee of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
In 2011, Vandebroek was inducted into the Royal Flemish Academy for Arts & Sciences, and named to the Women in Science & Technology International Hall of Fame for achievements and contributions in science and technology.
Vandebroek was born in Leuven, Belgium where she earned a master's degree in electro-mechanical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its technology, expertise and services enable workplaces – from small businesses to large global enterprises – to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, healthcare solutions, HR benefits management, finance support, transportation solutions, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The company also provides extensive leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. The 140,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit http://www.xerox.com, http://news.xerox.com or http://www.realbusiness.com. For investor information, visit http://www.xerox.com/investor.