For the third straight year, IT solutions provider Pointwest Technologies Corporation was selected as the best Filipino-owned Company of the Year in the recent 10th International ICT Awards Philippines. This elevates Pointwest into the ICT Hall of Fame for that category.
“Our third straight win is already a big recognition of the men and women behind Pointwest,” President and CEO Ma. Cristina “Beng” Coronel said. “Our induction to the Hall of Fame tells us that our efforts to promote the capability of the Filipino IT-BPM worker as world-class have not gone unnoticed.”
Pointwest won the award for the Filipino Company of the Year on the strength of its stellar achievements and year-on-year growth. The firm has been able to grow organically offering new services, acquiring new clients, growing its headcount, expanding its geographical reach and adding new delivery centers.
Last year, 2015, was a banner year for Pointwest. It launched more of its mobile apps in the Philippine marketplace. ‘Arko,’ a disaster management app continued its winning streak. Arko was the only Filipino app that made it to the World Summit Awards for mobile. It was also the first time that the Philippines was honored in the ten years that the WSA has been recognizing the best software products, Web services, and mobile content in the world. Arko is an easy-to-view mobile application of flood maps and rain forecast data taken from Project Noah (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). This very same app was also accorded recognition in the Silver Category of the 2015 ASEAN ICT Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility held in Vietnam.
Another mobile app that gained traction was Pointwest’s healthcare suite of mobility apps called ‘Easimed’ targeted at ensuring ease for patients covered by health cards as well as HMOs.
In 2015, Pointwest inaugurated its Digital Center or idea acceleration space at the Rockwell Business Center in Ortigas with His Excellency President Benigno Simeon Aquino III as guest of honor. President Aquino hailed Pointwest for its contributions in helping build the local industry and its contributions to the Philippine economy. The President cited Pointwest for being both an inspiration and an icon to a lot of smaller Philippine companies in the industry trying to make their mark in the global marketplace.
“These awards will inspire us to do more in the coming years, especially as we transform into a company fully capable of providing world-class digital services both here and everywhere in the world,” Coronel said.
The Philippines in the last ten years has matured into one of the leading global sourcing providers. The global sourcing industry is expected to generate $25 billion in revenue in 2016 and provide direct employment to 1.3M individuals.
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