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Meet Our Board Members: Sophie Vandebroek, VP Emerging Technology Partnerships, IBM

MassTLC’s Board of Trustees consists of innovative leaders from across the tech industry, academia, and the broader Massachusetts business community. Our trustees have invented foundational apps that we now take for granted, created companies that are household names, dedicated themselves to using their technology to improve lives, trained business leaders, invested in the local economy, and much more.



Sophie Vandebroek

VP Emerging Technology Partnerships, IBM

Dr. Sophie V. Vandebroek is the Vice President of Emerging Technology Partnerships at IBM Corporation, leading key strategic initiatives to scale IBM’s partnerships and ecosystems.  She was previously the Chief Operating Officer for IBM Research, one of the world’s largest and most influential corporate research labs. IBM Research is pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the AI, blockchain and quantum computing. Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Vandebroek served for over a decade as Corporate Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Xerox Corporation. Dr. Vandebroek is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers and holds 14 US patents. She also serves on the Board of Directors of IDEXX Corporation, and on the Dean of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Engineering advisory council. Previously Dr. Vandebroek served on the boards of Analogic Corporation and Nypro Corp and was a trustee at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from KU Leuven, Belgium, and a PhD from Cornell University.

Leadership Roles

  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Board of Directors of IDEXX Corporation
  • Dean of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Engineering Advisory Council
  • Previous Boards: Analogic, Nypro


  • Companies: IBM Corporation, Xerox Corporation, Parc Inc.
  • Universities: Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • Roles: Chief Technology Officer, VP Partnerships, Chief Operating Officer


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