In the face of current conflict in Eastern Ukraine, global business leaders are returning to discussions about managing global operations during geopolitical crises. Speaking at the IAOP (International Association of Outsourcing Professionals) Chicago Chapter meeting on July 17th 2014 at DePaul University, Boris Kontsevoi, president and founder of Intetics, a global IT outsourcing and software development company in USA, Germany and Eastern Europe, discussed the impacts geopolitical conflicts have on global business. He analyzed the risks and opportunities the current conflict in Ukraine may bring to providers and outsourcing buyers worldwide. Despite the crisis in Ukraine, the IT sector in industry is staying strong, and is likely to bounce back if the hostilities stop soon. The presentation further describes the relationship between business and geopolitical issues, reviews risks of political instability and suggests several geopolitical risk management strategies. Relying on previous lessons learned from geopolitical issues in places such as India, it becomes clear that the best strategy is to choose a trustworthy company as an outsourcing partner to prevent interference of politics and global business. For more information contact Boris or Intetics at www.intetics.com.