Ariane Bitoun has 15 years' experience in the field of operational and simulation needs. She received her engineering degree in Project Management and Software Engineering from ESIGELEC. Before MASA Group, she was project manager for 5 years in a French computer game company. She spent 5 years as the manager of the SCIPIO project for MASA Group, used by the French army for the training of brigades and divisions. Currently, she is the scientific and technical manager of several national or European R&D projects and studies involving the SWORD simulation.