“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.
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.
Geoff McDougall is a business professional with over 20 years of consulting, sales and operations experience within the technology sector. Prior to joining DDS Wireless International Inc., Geoff acted as COO and one of three managing Principals where he led the Cobra Group of Companies to become the ‘gold standard’ across North America when it comes to the design, supply & deployment of integrated security and VoIP solutions.
Geoff holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
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.
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