Vishal Agnihotri

Senior Director, Knowledge & Innovation,
Alston & Bird

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Senior Director, Knowledge & Innovation,
Alston & Bird


Vishal Agnihotri, currently the Chief Knowledge Officer at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, has held operational, consulting and leadership roles over 19 years in enterprise Knowledge Management spanning business research, the trifecta of knowledge technology adoption: implementation, training and communications, knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) and social learning. 

As Akerman LLP's first Chief Knowledge Officer, she set up the firm's Knowledge Management function and steered the development and implementation of processes and systems to help her rapidly growing firm to sustain a competitive edge and serve its clients well.

Previously, as the Americas Financial Services Knowledge leader at EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young), she oversaw the team dedicated to the Americas Financial Services practice to ensure that this highly successful regional practice of 7,000 practitioners was equipped with enabling services, tools and insights. Prior to EY, she was at KPMG where she built a progressive track record of delivering strategic enterprise-level programs with multi-disciplinary global teams while guiding matrixed stakeholders through the associated change.  Vishal started her career in Knowledge Management at a boutique research and advisory firm which supported Fortune 500 clients with market perspective that informed and provoked their new product development, new market entry, strategic growth and innovation efforts. 

Vishal holds an MBA from the University of Leicester. She has spoken on the topics of Knowledge Management and the cultural adoption of enterprise technologies at Lex Mundi Roundtables, ILTA, The Ark Group Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession Conferences, APQC, E2, IABC's Intranet Global Forum, Digital Workplace Group, and the EY Human Capital Conference.

Honors and Awards

ILTA KM Professional of the Year Award - Top 3 Finalist

KPMG National Mentoring Award

KPMG Woman of Influence Award

Social Business Leader
Information Week's E2 Conference