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John Givens

John Givens is President at Bohemia Interactive Simulations, Inc. (US Office). Givens was appointed as President of Bohemia Interactive Simulations Inc., based in Orlando, Florida, in 2010 and helped establish the office, which has now grown to 60+ employees.

A long-time participant in the S&T community, Givens created the first live, virtual, constructive (LVC) and gaming simulation displayed at I/ITSEC 2004. He identified six technologies from five companies and integrated them into a single trainer. The system was later used to define simulation capabilities for part-task trainers as well as collective trainers. 

From 2004 to 2009, Givens led the design, integration and engineering effort to develop the first U.S. Army convoy training system using game-based technology at Fort Eustis, filling a training gap in the Army. For eight years, he has been the BISim program manager for the U.S. Army, implementing VBS2... Read More

John Givens

John Givens is President at Bohemia Interactive Simulations, Inc. (US Office). Givens was appointed as President of Bohemia Interactive Simulations Inc., based in Orlando, Florida, in 2010 and helped establish the office, which has now grown to 60+ employees.

A long-time participant in the S&T community, Givens created the first live, virtual, constructive (LVC) and gaming simulation displayed at I/ITSEC 2004. He identified six technologies from five companies and integrated them into a single trainer. The system was later used to define simulation capabilities for part-task trainers as well as collective trainers. 

From 2004 to 2009, Givens led the design, integration and engineering effort to develop the first U.S. Army convoy training system using game-based technology at Fort Eustis, filling a training gap in the Army. For eight years, he has been the BISim program manager for the U.S. Army, implementing VBS2 for the U.S. Army’s Game After Ambush Program of Record and VBS3 for the follow-on Games for Training Program of Record. He has also served as program manager for the U.S. Marine Corps’ use of VBS3.  Givens has been instrumental in the development of VBS IG, which is still positively disrupting the industry by redefining the way simulators display on an image generator. VBS IG has saved the U.S. military millions of dollars while providing enhanced training capability for Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT).

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