Tech Tsarina

There are not many women in senior positions in the technology industry, but Sophie Vandebroek is an exception. The Chief Technology Officer at document management product and IT services company Xerox, Vandebroek heads its research centres in Europe, Asia and Canada, besides the US, where she holds 14 patents. She was in India recently to meet the company's researchers in Bangalore, a fast-growing centre. "I come once or twice a year to review the projects, meet the researchers, clients and our innovation partners," she says, adding: "The research centre in India was created with a mission on services innovation, to create value both for the emerging and global markets."