“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.”
At DDS, we’re re-envisioning transportation in the 21st century
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.
Customer focused global leader in intelligent wireless solutions to optimize transportation.
Grow through relentless customer focus by continuously innovating products and services through disciplined exceptional execution with highly skilled staff.
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
We help our customers succeed, we listen, deliver insight and add value to our customers. We commit to the highest standard of customer service.
We create an environment that empowers our employees to take calculated risks and make timely decisions. We engage in authentic dialogue.
We are accountable to our customers, each other, and our partners. We fulfill all our commitments.
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.
We think “out of the box”. We embrace change. We seek continuous improvement. We continuously learn.
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.
Specialties: Internationalization, go-to-market strategy, channel sales and marketing, telecommunication, Intelligent Traffic Systems, Wi-Fi design, people management, general management and leadership.
Finance executive with over 20 years hands-on financial and operational management skills focused on business growth and operational excellence. Comprehensive work experience as strategic business partner to the CEO. Able to lead in high-pressure, competitive environments. Combine analysis and planning skills with finance control expertise. Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA-CGA), Executive MBA, and BA (Engineering).
Senior IT leader with 30 plus years of IT leadership experience, with a focus on Infrastructure, security, and support. Over the past 10 years specializing in helping companies’ smooth transition into the cloud.
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