Orni was co-founder and CEO of Chromatis Networks, a company he started in 1997 to develop optical equipment for the telecommunications market. Chromatis was sold to Lucent in 2000, after establishing itself as a world leader in its field. Prior to founding Chromatis, Orni served as CEO of Scorpio Communications Ltd. Orni co-founded Scorpio in 1993 and managed it until it was sold to US Robotics in 1996. Prior to founding Scorpio, Orni served as the head of Systems Engineering at ECI Telecom optical communications line, and prior to that he held various positions at Telcordia (formerly Bellcore). Orni holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Technion in Haifa and a Masters degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Orni currently volunteers his time to various charitable activities. Most notably, he serves as Chairman of The People's Voice, a public initiative promoting a permanent peace agreement between the israelis and the Palestinians. He also serves on the boards of several technology companies.