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Katrina Pugh

Lecturer, Information & Knowledge Strategy; President, AlignConsulting

Katrina Pugh has taught in the Information & Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) M.S. program at Columbia University since 2011. She was Academic Director for the program from 2012-2017. She teaches “Networked Work” and volunteers extensively in the work of students and alumni.

Kate is President of AlignConsulting, where she specializes in business planning and network strategy. She held leadership positions with Intel Corporation, JPMorgan, and Fidelity Investments. In addition to AlignConsulting, Kate consulted as part of EY, Monitor-Deloitte, Oliver Wyman, PwC, and Dialogos, Inc. Kate has worked in the international development, healthcare, energy, information technology, and financial services sectors.

Since 2012 Kate has designed and taught the IKNS course “Networked Work” (IKNS 5305, formerly “Networks and Collaboration”). She also designed and taught “Information and Knowledge in the 21st-Century Organization” 2011-2017.


  • M.S./M.B.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.A., Williams College




  • Pugh, Katrina (2020). Henley Forum and Columbia SPS, “The Future of KM? Ask a Digital Native.”
  • Algeo, Chivonne, Katrina Pugh, Henry Linger, and Zaheeruddin Asif (2019). "Building Project Management Capabilities with Knowledge Networks,” Project Management Institute Report.
  • “KM and the Internet of Things“ (with IKNS instructor Ralph Poole) (KM World Magazine, 2016)
  • Smarter Innovation: Using Interactive Processes to Drive Better Business Results (Ark Group, 2014)
  • “How To Create Social Impact Through Thoughtful Networks”(The Huffington Post, March 18, 2014)
  • “Designing Effective Knowledge Networks” (MIT Sloan Management Review, September 12, 2013)
  • “Knowledge Jam: Three Disciplines to Beat the Merger Performance Odds” (Ivey Business Journal, July/August 2011)
  • Sharing Hidden Know-How: How Managers Solve Thorny Problems with the Knowledge Jam (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, April 2011)