“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 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 of 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 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.
With more than 30 years of information technology, leadership and executive management experience, he has worked with a diverse set of clients and partners across a wide array of industries.
A highly successful senior-level executive with over 15 years of experience developing business and generating sales through OEM, direct sales and channel sales. Successfully built a software company with 250+ employees. Excellent negotiation skills, particularly involving multimillion-dollar deals with internationally renowned companies. Consistently sought for consultancy in mentorship, commerce, leadership, management, channel sales and sales. Recipient of numerous awards throughout the years for leading innovations, entrepreneurial skills, business and technology. Extensive knowledge of CRM, CMS, ERP, DAM, PIM and commerce-related platforms.
I am a passionate and result-oriented professional with a history of increasing market share by delivering innovative whole product solutions through a unified product, go-to-market, and sales strategy.
A seasoned, commercially focused MD and digital transformation leader in the B2B and B2B2C digital, information, data, analytics and technology sectors across multiple industries including financial services, healthcare, education, energy and risk. Extensive corporate and operational senior-level management experience, specialising in building, leading and developing businesses in public, private and PE-backed environments whilst significantly increasing profitability and shareholder value.
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.
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