DDS Wireless

Our Story

DDS Wireless International Inc. was founded in 1987 as Digital Dispatch Systems Inc. and was renamed to its present name after the acquisitions of Stratagen Systems Inc. and MobiSoft Oy in 2008 to better represent the diverse and global nature of our business. From November 2003 to June 2014 DDS was listed on the Toronto Stock exchange but is now a private company.

DDS was founded by Vari Ghai, our current owner and Chairman, when he bought the rights to the IPR related to taxi dispatch software from Motorola Inc. DDS then further developed and enhanced the product to create TaxiTrack, a computerized taxi dispatching system. In 1992, DDS bought Kustom Electronics Ltd. based in Kansas, which designed and manufactured in-vehicle mobile data terminals (MDTs). This allowed DDS to transition from purely a software company to an integrated software and hardware company. In 1999, the acquisition of the Transportation division of MDSI based in the Cambridge, UK allowed DDS to progress from North American markets to Europe and Asia. The acquisition of MobiSoft in Finland and Seattle based StrataGen Systems allowed DDS to enter the Transit market.

Our Vision

Customer focused global leader in intelligent wireless solutions to optimize transportation.

Our Mission

Grow through relentless customer focus by continuously innovating products and services through disciplined exceptional execution with highly skilled staff.

About Us

DDS is a global, diversified company based in Canada with offices in US, Finland, UK and Sweden from where it designs and supplies SaaS based solutions to the Taxi, Transit and Limo markets. DDS currently provides solutions such as PathFinder, TaxiBook, Adept and the mSlate. DDS boasts its patented ‘routing & scheduling’ and ‘closest cab dispatch’ algorithms as the best in the industry and is the leader in integrated solutions by providing both hardware and software.

Values and Guiding Principles

Customer First

We help our customers succeed, we listen, deliver insight and add value to our customers. We commit to the highest standard of customer service.

Empowered

We create an environment that empowers our employees to take calculated risks and make timely decisions. We engage in authentic dialogue.

Accountable

We are accountable to our customers, each other, and our partners. We fulfill all our commitments.

Win Together

We collaborate. We work hard. We are passionate. We recognize success. We have fun together.

Respect, Honesty & Integrity

Respect, honesty, and integrity in every relationship.

Innovative

We think “out of the box”. We embrace change. We seek continuous improvement. We continuously learn.

Leadership Team

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Vari Ghai

Executive Chairman/CEO

Vari Ghai

Executive Chairman/CEO
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Ewan Moir

Chief Operating Officer

Ewan Moir

Chief Operating Officer

Ewan Moir has 20 years of senior corporate business experience contributing to strategy and operational performance and is known as an analytical thinker with a strong record of initiating and implementing business strategies to develop sustainable and profitable growth. He labels himself a team builder and coach in skills development, with extensive experience in managing a union environment. He has a graduate degree – MBA from Queen’s University, and is a Certified Professional Accountant. He also has an HND in Mechanical Engineering from Southampton Solent University, U.K.

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Terry Tarle

President, Transit Business Unit

Terry Tarle

President, Transit Business Unit

A seasoned, results oriented executive with over 30 years’ experience in technology-based businesses across multiple industries. Entrepreneurial, with a proven track record of growing new business, marketing products and services internationally, developing and executing key account strategies, and establishing long term, trusted executive-level relationships.

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Ben Hasselblatt

General Manager, Europe

Ben Hasselblatt

General Manager, Europe
An international Sales and Marketing executive and long term Nokia-Alumni with multicultural experience from both global telecoms business as well as from the IT/tech start-up scene. Fluent in four languages (Swedish, Finnish, English, German).

Specialties: Internationalization, go-to-market strategy, channel sales and marketing, telecommunication, Intelligent Traffic Systems, Wi-Fi design, people management, general management and leadership.

“It is an exciting time to be in the on-demand transportation industry. I see a lot of potential for growth – for our partners, our clients and DDS Wireless alike. I believe without a doubt, the team at DDS can bring transportation technology to the frontier it needs to be.”

Nikolay Nikiforov, Director of Product and Marketing

DDS Wireless

Featured Resources

FEATURED WHITE PAPER

A Post-Uber Ecosystem: Smarter Transit Solutions

What we need is a new way of thinking about transit through a people-first, collaborative framework.

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