“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.
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.
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.
Specialist in product strategy and management, with a healthy dose of business acumen. Super specialist in software-as-a-service business models and value propositions.
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.
A seasoned professional services executive with a proven track record in leadership and excellence in service delivery. His global experience includes successful delivery of large information technology projects, including several industry awards for performance excellence across both public and private sectors. As a customer-focused professional, he is motivated by delivering superior value and is relentless in pursuing the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
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