“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.
Our mission is to connect paratransit, taxi and all other transportation services through innovative fleet management solutions to help passengers reach their destination as quickly, easily and safely as possible.
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.
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.
Anwar is a member on the investment committee at the $US 25M iSME fund. He is also the founder of Saturna Green Systems and LOOPShare Ltd. Anwar has over 25 years of experience in the Telematics, telecom and wireless industries, including ten years spent in fleet Telematics as the Co-Founder, President & CEO of WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX: WEW). At WebTech, Anwar was responsible for growing the company from a start-up to an international- scope TSX-listed issuer among the top ten technology companies in Canada, with sales of over $50 million. Subsequently, WebTech Wireless Inc. was acquired by BSM Technologies Inc. Prior to that, Anwar gained international sales and partnering experience as Business Development Director for the Middle East, Africa, and the UAE with Motorola’s Cellular Division, Wireless Data Group, and Motorola EME, selling GPRS technology to network operators. Anwar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut and a Master’s Degree in Sciences, Electrical Engineering, from the University of Calgary.
Specialties: Internationalization, go-to-market strategy, channel sales and marketing, telecommunication, Intelligent Traffic Systems, Wi-Fi design, people management, general management and leadership.
A human resources and organizational development leader with over 20 years experience working with internal and external clients from various industries. Peter aligns HR tactical plans with overall strategic business goals.
Savvy mobile/software industry executive with expertise and success in driving compelling products from vision to market delivery. Proven leadership in building innovative and world-class development teams from the ground-up or through effective change management. Track record of innovation acceleration through strategic technology partnerships and leveraged R&D initiatives. Breadth and depth of technology expertise in building end-to-end solutions from mobile handset to network and enterprise infrastructure. Excellent visibility and credibility in the Mobile/Software ecosystem.
Darren began his career in public practice, working with many technology companies. He spent 17 years working with global, high-tech manufacturing companies and consulted in the financial technology area before joining DDS.
Outside of work Darren enjoys skiing, golfing, and squash, as well as cheering for the BC Lions.
Darren grew up in a family business and that history gave him the passion for helping customers get the greatest value for the services they receive.
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