Innovations 2007

March 4-7, 2007
Hilton New Orleans

Hosted by
Louisiana Community and Technical College System

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General Conference, Ancillary Meetings, Hotel Information:
Robin Piccirilli
(480) 705-8200 x232

Presenter Questions:
Robin Piccirilli
(480) 705-8200 x232

Registration Questions:
Judy Greenfield
(480) 705-8200 x200

Exhibition, Partnership:
Chris Hennessey
(480) 705-8200 x237

Website Questions:
Andre Morris

(480) 705-8200 x242

Technical Questions:
Matthew Milliron

(480) 705-8200 x225


Conference Information

Stephen K. MittelstetSophie V. Vandebroek is chief technology officer and president, Xerox Innovation Group for Xerox Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut. She was named to this position January 2006, and a corporate vice president in February 2006.

Vandebroek is responsible for overseeing the worldwide research and technology centers to maximize the return on the company's multimillion dollar investment in research and technology.

Most recently, she was chief engineer of Xerox Corporation and vice president of the Xerox Engineering Center. As chief engineer, a position she assumed in 2002, Vandebroek was responsible for coordinating Xerox's engineering efficiency and effectiveness, a period during which Xerox refreshed more than 95 percent of its office product line and launched its flagship iGen3™ Digital Production Press. Prior to that, she served as chief technology officer at Carrier Corp. From 1991 until 2000, Vandebroek held a number of increasingly responsible roles at Xerox including technical advisor to Xerox's chief operating officer and director of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada.

Vandebroek is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers and served as an elected member on the IEEE Administrative Committee. She is also a Fulbright Fellow and a Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation.

She has received awards from Xerox, IBM, HP, Monsanto, the Belgium National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation, and Cornell University. Vandebroek currently serves as a judge for MIT's Technology Review Young Innovators awards, the Wall Street Journal Innovation awards and the FIRST robotics competition regional awards, and she serves on several university and professional advisory boards.

Vandebroek earned a master's degree in electromechanical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium, and in 1990 a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University.