Joe E. Ordia is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ordia Solutions , a company he co-founded in 2005 for the singular purpose of equipping public safety agencies and their front line personnel with next generation interoperable technologies to effectively communicate, collaborate, coordinate, command and control (5Cs of Interoperability) during critical incident and disaster response, major event security, multi-jurisdictional/multidisciplinary exercises, for infrastructure and border protection, as well as routine law enforcement and rescue operations. After witnessing the operational benefits that collaborative command & control technology brought warfighters and their commanders in Iraq, and seeing the difficult public agency responses to the Asian Tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and London bombing, Mr. Ordia co-founded Ordia Solutions in 2005 to develop similar robust capabilities for public safety and homeland security.
Prior to founding Ordia Solutions, Mr. Ordia served as Chief Engineer at General Dynamics Viz for the US Army's Command Post of the Future (CPOF) program from 2001-2003. He later served as project manager for the DARPA CPOF Pattern Discovery program where he led a team of machine learning experts in developing solutions to automate the flow of information between operators in the Army’s CPOF environment. Mr Ordia was dispatched to Iraq for most of 2004 to execute the successful deployment of CPOF with the US Army's 1st Cavalry Division, 3rd Infantry Division, and 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, providing tactical system support during the first fielding of CPOF to operational units. This mission-critical, real-world experience gave Mr. Ordia a high degree of practical understanding of tactical operations that enables him to guide technology development efforts in such a way as to focus on capabilities that are most valuable to the operators at the edge (common operating picture that is dynamic, real-time enhanced situational awareness), yet technically feasible. While in college, Mr Ordia's passion for designing intelligent user-interfaces and complex collaborative software led him to found Ordia Corp, a developer of real-time enterprise collaboration software for instant messaging, document collaboration, group conferencing, online presentations, brainstorming, and more. Mr Ordia did his undergraduate studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional. He is active in professional and philanthropic circles, a member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and TIE-DC, he recently accepted an appointment as a Citizen member of the Wireless Broadband Advisory Council of the Virginia General Assembly's Joint Commission on Technology and Science in Richmond.