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January 9, 2019

India & USA Cross-Culture Training Portfolio 2017-2018

The last two years have seen some exciting changes to Authentic Journeys as it moves across the oceans. Actually, Authentic Journeys remains a business entity in India, while it also has been initiated in the USA as well. View the short video below or read the commentary under the video to get an idea of what we have been up to in the last two years. 

USA & India Cross-Cultural Training Portfolio 2017-2018


Video Script and Images (If you are unable to watch)

Bridging Culture on Global Teams Company & Client Spotlight: 2017-2018




 
Inspired Clients:
We have worked with 243 participants from 12 companies including:
Advenser, Armia Systems, Cabot Technologies, Cascade, MariApps, Techolution, ThinkPalm, Wishtree, EY, Fragomen India.





 

Successes:
"Jennifer provided me practical tips and tricks which cannot be found easily. I consider her as my go-to-person for any consulting or mentoring on US culture and communication." 
Dilip Bagrecha , Partner, Wishtree

"Jennifer has worked with many of our team members on US travel preparation, sales training, virtual teamwork. I recommend her with my eyes closed." 
Harikrishnan K, Dir. of Global Business Development, Advenser


Meet our newest clients and learn what they do: 

Wishtree Technologies
Wishtree delivers technology-enabled business solutions and digital transformation services that help global companies to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs. Wishtree takes an agile, collaborative approach to creating customized solutions across the digital value chain. Our solutions help clients to engineer new-generation products and services focused on the digital age and transform digital experience, modernize the operational process, and optimize resources.

We are a process-centric organization and have demonstrated an exceptional record in implementation for variety of verticals and domains. We have customized processes and engagement models to suit the needs of clients. The combination of services and engineering expertise makes us a unique technology partner for our esteemed clients. We are backed by a team of experts who provide comprehensive implementation, support, and maintenance services to accelerate your return on investment.

Our Senior Management has worked for leading IT/consulting companies of the world like Infosys, Accenture, Deloitte, TCS, Capgemini, RBS and UBS Bank. Wishtree is headquartered in India having development centres in Pune and Ahmedabad.

Highlights:
  • Partner to UN agencies like UNESCO, UNHCR, UNCDF, UNDP, UNFPA, IOM and World Bank
  • Strengthened by alliances with leading technology vendors like AWS and MongoDB
  • Compliant with globally accepted processes and standards
  • Compliant with ISO 9001:2015 on Quality Management System
  • Awarded Best SME in IT for web and mobile
  • Track Record of on time delivery
  • Expertise on Open Source technologies to provide optimal Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Governed by a strong leadership team with combined experience of over 100 years in technology and management

Armia Systems
Chicago Web & Mobile Development Company

Armia Systems Inc. began as a small company with a sincere drive to create innovative products and services to enable online businesses to succeed. Today, Armia Systems Inc. represents this culmination of an entrepreneurial spirit, the drive to succeed, and the vision to continue a business worthy of its customers.  Currently, we support thousands of customers worldwide. Our sole focus is to provide business management software and services to small and medium-sized businesses. (SMBs).  

Today, at Armia Systems, we have three business divisions:

iScripts
iScripts offers innovative software products for entrepreneurs and small businesses to do business online. These products are distributed with the full source code so that our customers can modify as they wish. 

SupportPRO  
SupportPRO offers remote infrastructure management for data centers, hosting companies, and enterprises. Our expert engineers work 24/7 to make sure our clients' internet infrastructure is running secure, optimal, and up to date.

Armia Systems  
Armia Systems offers custom software development through our captive offshore development center. Our focus is web and mobile technologies. 

A few of their recent projects include:
Eatyn is an online marketplace that enables people to use their kitchen and dining space to create amazing dishes and sell the experience. Eatyn is connecting those who have a passion and love for cooking and for those looking for their next great meal. Once a host signs up they’ll be on their way to making money doing what they love. Hosts can set events when it's convenient for them and starts and stop based on their schedule.
The British Virgin Islands first online food court and meal delivery system. The website allows customers to view the menus of their favorite restaurants and place food orders directly through the customized website. The site provides customers with the accessibility of information and the convenience to place an order without calling a busy restaurant. The website provides an interactive and user-friendly interface that offers a quick, easy, and real-time reference for their next order. As it is a restaurant portal, different modules such as restaurant menus were developed. The registered users are able to enter their location, select a restaurant, view the menu, and place an order.



Our programs in 2017-8 helped to put the puzzle pieces together of cross-cultural teams.  

Building Cross-Cultural Competency 
We have completed 12 programs, totaling 121 client facing hours.


 

Photo Gallery: Group photos from a few training programs shown here.

Our Consultants & Contributors 


Meet Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director, CEO
Jennifer has a connection with India. It may have started with a dream she had back in college in the US that took her to study in Madras Christian College, India. Who can be sure? What we do know is Jennifer has not only earned a Master's Degree in India, but she has also started a business in India, lived in a cross-cultural family in India (married to an Indian citizen), has lived in India a decade of her life and will add to her 30 trips between the US and India since 1998. 

Her professional background includes working with international project accounts in Harvard University, international students at various US universities and as a social worker in Upstate New York. She has been building Authentic Journeys since 2009. See more about Authentic Journeys' client and project portfolio at LinkedIn


Our Timeline:
2009: Started with tutoring international students, J2 and H4 international spouses 
2011: Registered as Authentic Journeys Consultancy Private Limited in Kerala, India, Office in Infopark , Kochi 
2018: Registered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Authentic Journeys LLC



Where is Authentic Journeys Located?
Authentic Journeys is an international company registered in the US and India. As the company head, Jennifer Kumar currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, and we work with our clients onsite or online, we have no office in the US at present. We continue to maintain our virtual incubation in Kochi, India (NRI TBI). [See the map on the slide to know where Salt Lake City is in comparison to other cities in the Western USA.] 


Lifetime Stats:
Thank you for allowing Authentic Journeys to build your global career and international business! The statistics in the image below highlight the years 2011-2018. 

See this same presentation on Strinkingly.

Authentic Journeys: Bridging Culture on Virtual Teams

We help build effective, culturally competent global teams with focus on the cultures of the USA and India. Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director, an American citizen, has almost 10 years experience living, studying and working (owning a business) in India. Authentic Journeys Consultancy is registered as a Private Limited in India (Kerala) and an LLC in the USA (Utah). We provide onsite and live-online instructor-led courses, facilitation and corporate coaching.