Filipino-owned IT-BPM firm Pointwest Technologies will be one of the exhibitors during the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) that will be held this July 24 to 28 at the SMX of SM Mall of Asia.
Pointwest has augmented its core IT services of application development, application management and independent software testing, extending these services to the SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, and cloud) platform.
Among the new service lines include mobile strategy consulting, application design and development, conversion from iOS to Android and vice versa and independent mobile app testing.
Pointwest also offers its Cloud DRP (disaster recovery plan) solutions and services, as well as analytics services for a framework that helps assess, process, and derive business values from enterprise data.
Pointwest also migrate legacy applications for clients, optimizing it for the cloud and mobile platform.
?Pointwest was founded on the belief that Filipino talent in the IT and BPM fields are at par, if not superior, to their peers globally,? said Ma. Cristina ?Beng? Coronel, president of Pointwest. ?The NSTW allows us to showcase how far we, as a fully Filipino-owned firm has gone with that belief.?
Coronel said that, ironically, the services of a homegrown IT-BPM company like Pointwest are more recognized and valued abroad than it is in the Philippines.
For more than 10 years, Pointwest has been providing services to top Fortune 500 companies, including a top US airline, a large US retail company, a pharmacy benefit management company, and a big media company.
In a recent interview, Coronel lamented the fact that government agencies often get foreign IT firms for their projects, when local talent is readily available.
?There were also instances when a big local conglomerate got a foreign IT firm as their vendor for major local IT projects,? Coronel said. ?It?s sad because right here, we have people who can do it just as good as the foreign partner, if not better.?
The NSTW is one of the major local science and technology exhibitions. It is organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), which promised that this year?s NSTW, which occupies the entire SMX for the first time, will be the biggest yet. Some 50,000 students, academics, professionals, government officials and business owners are expected to attend the five-day event.