IT-BPO company Pointwest Technologies Corporation took home two awards from the recent 2015 International ICT Awards: Best Filipino-owned Company of the Year and the Best Philippine Mobile App of the Year for Arko.
Pointwest also won the Best Filipino-Owned Company of the Year when the award was first given out in the 2014 edition of the International ICT Awards.
Arko, developed by Pointwest for the Department of Science and Technology?s (DOST) Project NOAH (National Operational Assessment of Hazards), is a flood and extreme weather monitoring mobile app. Arko is free for download in Google Play and Apple?s App Store.
In 2014, Arko won a spot among the 480 mobile applications screened by the World Summit Awards for mobile (WSAm). This was the first global recognition for the Philippines in the WSAm.
?Pointwest was founded on the belief that the Filipino IT specialist is a match for the best in the world, if not better,? said Ma. Cristina G. Coronel, president of Pointwest . ?These wins by Pointwest affirm this belief of ours and inspire us to do more and continuously prove the caliber of Filipino IT worldwide.?
In 2014, Pointwest likewise won the Innovation award in the first ever Philippine leg of the ASEAN Business Awards. Pointwest represented the Philippines in the regional competition of the ASEAN Business Awards in Myanmar last November 2014 and took First Runner-up honors for the Most Admired Company for Innovation.
Pointwest was also recognized in 2014 as one of the 50 Leading Companies for Women in the Asia-Pacific Region in a report prepared by a ministry of the Japanese government for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
Pointwest is headquartered at the Citibank Center in Makati, while its main Delivery Center is at the Pointwest Building in the UP-AyalaLand Technohub. It is set to open another delivery center in Ortigas. Pointwest also has satellite offices in the United States.