Scott Hardy, CEO
Scott Hardy is Chief Executive Officer of DDS. Mr. Hardy became CEO in January 2017 after serving as President of the StrataGen Systems Division since joining the company in April 2016. With more than 30 years of information technology, business strategy, leadership, and executive management experience, he has worked with a diverse set of clients and partners across a wide array of industries including transportation, government, telecommunications, and financial services, to name a few.
Mr. Hardy’s skill in transforming business has been evident throughout his career. Most recently, he has maintained a management consulting practice focused on business strategy, executive mentoring & coaching and business development.
Prior to that, Mr. Hardy had a distinguished 30-year career with IBM. At IBM he held executive and senior positions within sales, services & consulting, marketing and headquarters functions in both Canada and the United States. He left IBM as general manager, Western Canada, where he was responsible for client relationships, sales and delivery for IBM Canada’s western based clients.
Mr. Hardy began his career at RBC Royal Bank in their investment banking and IT organizations.
Mr. Hardy holds a BBA in Finance from Bishop’s University in Quebec. He has also earned diplomas from executive programs at Harvard University, Boston University, University of Western Ontario and the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
Mr. Hardy currently commutes between offices located in Kirkland, WA and Richmond, BC. When he’s not travelling, he spends his time with his wife and their three lovely daughters. Mr. Hardy also serves on a number of boards and committees and enjoys both skiing and golf when he has time.
Jon Bracken, President, Taxi Business Unit
Jon’s 28 years in international business has taken him from the development of Computer Hardware, through Customer Support and into Product Management, from there into Marketing and General Management. He’s held management positions in Hyphen an Italian owned software company, the Belgium based European sales organization of Scitex and Canadian technology company Creo. Before joining DDS in the fall of 2014, Jon was Managing Director of Kodak Canada and worldwide General Manager of their business-to-business software division. Jon holds an HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK.
Darren Ho, General Manager, Mobile Devices
Darren Ho has over 20 years experience in the design and development of products for the wireless mobile data industry. Since joining Digital Dispatch System in 1993, he has been actively involved in the development and manufacturing of mobile equipment worldwide. With over 10 years as the Director of Product Development with the company, he has managed all aspects of the product lifecycle. Darren holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia and is a registered Professional Engineer of British Columbia.