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CNMI SBDC Reveals Second Speaker in its PM Breakout Speaker Profiles leading to 2024 Friends of Business Summit: CyberTech Edition 


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

CNMI SBDC Reveals Second Speaker in its PM Breakout Speaker Profiles leading to 2024 Friends of Business Summit: CyberTech Edition 

SAIPAN, CNMI — The excitement continues to build for the upcoming CNMI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network’s 2024 Friends of Business Summit: Cybertech Edition, and we are pleased to announce a notable addition to our lineup of esteemed speakers. Set to take the stage during one of its PM Breakout Sessions is renowned tech industry expert and entrepreneur, Nathan Benson. 

The utilization of Artificial Intelligence, or AI, provides businesses a unique opportunity to provide better services to their customers more cost effectively. In this highly informative and educational session, Benson will be discussing actionable ways businesses can use AI to grow their business, and how they can ready themselves for the next big technology wave that will transform the world. 

Join us for a focus session titled “Leveraging AI to Grow Your ROI”. Based on educating businesses about Artificial Intelligence, and how best business owners can utilize AI to improve business operations, this session will cover all the ways Artificial Intelligence is reforming the global business landscape, and how it’s working in favor of changing the face of technology and our human resource capital in the workplace.


After this session, participants will know:

What is AI?

What the benefits of using AI are.

How can AI be brought and utilized in business.

About Our Presenter:

Nathan Benson is the CEO of TrueBeep, and hails from the island of Saipan. Benson spent 15 years in the United States working in the technology scene. Prior to returning to Saipan, Benson worked for Facebook. His focus is on bringing the amazing advancements in Artificial Intelligence technology to small businesses. Fun fact: Benson has six sons.

About the CyberTech Summit:

The 2024 Friends of Business Summit: Cybertech Edition is a CNMI SBDC signature event that aims to bring together the private and public sectors across the Commonwealth. This year, the SBDC is taking the Summit on a tech space journey through exploring the latest technological advances that can propel leaders in business, education and central government into the digital age. This training opportunity and tradeshow event will be open to all current and future SBDC clients at no-cost; however, pre-registration will be required. Due to limited seating, clients who do not have a confirmed reservation will not be admitted.

Join us as we offer training opportunities where areas in Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and technological advancement in the workplace and education, and implementation of technological systems in governmental operations will be topics of discussion lead by both local and national industry experts.

Key Highlights:

1. Innovative Presentations: Throughout the course of the day, Industry experts and thought leaders will share insights into the latest technological trends and offer solutions on how businesses can leverage them for their growth and efficiency. 

2. Trade Show: A vibrant trade show will be a central part of the Summit, featuring tech businesses showcasing their cutting-edge products and services, providing a unique opportunity for the community to interact directly with tech innovators and explore firsthand, solutions that will be made available to them and how best they can be implemented to support business needs. The Trade Show will be open to the public, and does not require prior registration for entry.

3. Networking Opportunities: The Summit will foster networking opportunities, allowing attendees to connect with fellow professionals, government representatives, and tech industry leaders, building connections crucial for fostering collaboration and driving innovation.

“We are excited to bring the 2024 Friends of Business Summit: Cybertech Edition to the CNMI’s business and education communities,” said Nadine C. Deleon Guerrero, Network Director of the CNMI Small Business Development Center Network. “This event was designed to empower businesses with the market, knowledge and resources they need to thrive in the digital era. We are grateful for the collaboration with our industry experts and the NMC’s Office of Information Technology. We look forward to a day of learning, networking, and exploring the exciting possibilities that technology offers as we move into the age of digital transformation.”

Attendance to the 2024 Friends of Business Summit: Cybertech Edition comes at no cost, but registration is required. To register, please call the CNMI SBDC Network Lead Center Office at (670) 237-6888 or email To stay updated with your local SBDC, visit our website at, @cnmisbdc on Instagram or follow us on FaceBook: will close on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 or when we’ve reached our maximum capacity.

The CNMI SBDC Network promotes a business-friendly economic infrastructure in the community, builds entrepreneurial capacity and financial literacy within that community, and provides current and nascent small businesses with the technical assistance, counseling, training, and support they need to innovate, adapt, and grow. 

The CNMI Small Business Development Center Network (CNMI SBDC) Network comprises the CNMI SBDC lead center located in Saipan, the Rota SBDC, and Tinian SBDC. CNMI SBDC Network is partially funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Northern Marianas College. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals with at least two weeks advance notice. For arrangements, please contact your local SBDC at P.O.Box 501250 Saipan, MP 96950, Tel: (670) 237-6888, or email Services are extended to the public on a non-disciplinary basis.

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