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Knit '19 is a platform for a close community of IT professionals to get together and learn from insightful sessions, network with peers, and make long-lasting friendships in the process.

Why attend


Get inspired by thought leaders who will help you explore the latest trends in IT security and identity management. At Knit'19 , Ian Madrigal, THE MONOPOLY MAN, explains the implications of The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and how organizations can comply with its provisions. Ian also unravels the proposed CCPA 2.0 and its consequences for businesses and consumers in California.


Connect with industry experts to discuss and debate best practices for identity management and ways to get ahead of sophisticated attacks with advanced IT security techniques. This year, technical experts from ManageEngine explain how with the right solutions, you can re-imagine your organization's cybersecurity strategy for safeguarding against data breaches.


Engage in detailed conversations with your peers, compare notes about routine IT challenges, gain practical knowledge on tackling those challenges, and more. At Knit '19, network with the best IT minds near you and create connections for future collaboration and exchange of ideas.


Ryan Arian,Senior Project Manager, Agreement Express

ManageEngine meetups are a great opportunity to connect with peers and experts alike. While the sessions are great fun, you are assured to come away with insightful real world hacks.


The Monopoly Man

Privacy activist

Ian Madrigal, The Monopoloy Man is a privacy activist and lawyer working in Washington DC focused on corporate accountability and consumer protection. Ian has targeted major brands including Wells Fargo, Google, Facebook, and Equifax with creative activism. Ian's most recent appearance at the US House hearing on Google's data privacy practices was greatly appreciated and covered by several major media outlets.

Sanjoy Bhattacharjee

Project Manager, IBM Security.

Sanjoy is a solutions-oriented Security and Controls expert with extensive experience in coordinating, integrating, and directing complex, multi-site compliance. He has worked on security and controls projects and initiatives across diverse range of industries in various regions worldwide. He currently handles the Security Services Portfolio at IBM Security. 


Senior Technical Evangelist, ManageEngine

Jay is a Technical Evangelist at ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corp. He presents POCs, and takes care of implementation as well as product training in the domains of ADSolutions and IT security. He is also a regular speaker on the latest trends and best practices in Windows infrastructure management, in international seminars and user conferences conducted by ManageEngine.

Terry Van Bibber

Founder/CEO, Safedocs Inc.

Terry is the founder of the award winning firm, Safedocs Inc., the first in California to digitally sign, notarize and record a lending instrument. He has leveraged 20 years of lending, financial, document and document workflow service experience with 14 years of compliance, notarization, and authentication knowledge to create secure, intuitive, privacy protected technology solutions for the 5 billion documents notarized in the US each year.


9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Meetup and breakfast

9:45 AM- 10:00 AM

Knit'19 Welcome address: Rethinking your identity governance and IT security strategy for success.

10:00 AM-10:45 AM

The Monopoly Man: Guides you thru' changing landscapes of data privacy

Ian Madrigal, Privacy activist, gives us a reality check on

  • How CCPA affects consumers and businesses.
  • What are the rights of consumers under CCPA.
  • What measures should you take to comply with CCPA.
  • How is CCPA 2.0 different from CCPA 1.0.

10:45 AM-11:15 AM

The implications of CCPA on Security Program Design at IBM. Sanjoy Bhattacharjee demonstrates.

Sanjoy Bhattacharjee, Project Manager at IBM security, explains how to embed privacy and data security compliance processes in the design of security programs.  

11:15 AM-11:30 AM

Coffee break

11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Transactional Government Compliance vs. CCPA, how to manage the risk. Terry Van Bibber explains.

12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Cybersecurity and hybrid identity management strategy overhaul with Jay.

  • Hybrid Idenity Management best practices from across the globe.
  • Reducing help desk costs with password self-service, SSO, and password sync.
  • Combatting sophisticated attacks with advanced log management & security auditing techniques.

12:30 PM-01:00 PM

Panel Discussion: With IT leaders from the Bay. '60 days to CCPA'.

01:00 PM-1:45 PM

Roundup & lunch.


Are you a James Bond fan? Well, then you'd definitely know this place. We'll be meeting you at the iconic Fisherman's Wharf where Chuck Lee met James Bond in A View to a Kill. Our venue, the ship-yard chic themed Hotel Zephyr, right in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, has more waterfront views than most other venues in San Francisco. In their Game Room, you can play a game of tabletop shuffleboard, ping pong, or shoot a round of pool. Even better, you can attend Knit'19 and step up your IT game.

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250 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States

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Location: Hotel Zephyr, 250 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States

Date: 30th October

Cost: Free

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Frequently asked questions

Q. What is Knit?

Knit 2019 is ManageEngine's annual community meetup where IT executives can get together to discuss the latest trends in data privacy, IT security, and identity management.

Q. Why should I attend the meetup?

  • A chance to gain in-depth knowledge from experts with impeccable credentials.
  • Stay on top of next-gen Identity management & IT security trends and techniques.
  • Participate in one-on-one discussions with our product experts that will empower you to overcome your Identity management & IT security challenges.
  • Stay ahead of the curve by picking up valuable tips and tricks from our experts.
  • Last but not least, make use of this unique opportunity to network with your peers.

Q. What time should I be present at the event venue?

Our event kicks off at 9:00 AM. The registration desk opens at 8:30 AM. We would recommend you to arrive early, as it will enable you to network with peers.

Q. When does the event end?

The event gets over at 1:30 PM.

Q. When and where is the event happening?

The event is happening on 30th October, 2019.

Location: Hotel Zephyr, 250 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States

Q. Do I need to bring my laptop to the session?

A laptop is not required for the seminar, however, you can bring it to take notes if you wish.

Q. How do I register for the event?

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Q. When should I register for the seminar?

Since there are limited seats available, we would advise you to register right away.

Q. I've registered for the seminar but will not be able to attend. Can I transfer my pass to a colleague or friend

Yes, certainly. We would advise you to get in touch with us by sending a mail with the Name and Email ID of your colleague or friend. We will process the request immediately and send you a confirmation.

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