WESTPORT, Conn., Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Genuinely transformational CIOs leverage new and innovative technologies to drive business growth and accelerate the pace of change to create and sustain competitive advantages in rapidly changing markets. CIOs should provide bold and pro-active leadership to help their organizations become more nimble, agile, resilient and profitable. Those are the prime messages of On Top of the Cloud, the newest book by Hunter Muller, a global IT thought leader and strategist. Muller is President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the leading producer of CIO Executive Leadership Summits in North America. The convergence of mobile, social and cloud computing creates a singular moment for IT leadership, requiring a new set of executive skills and capabilities, according to Muller, who interviewed more than 60 C-level executives at world-class organizations including IBM, salesforce.com, FedEx, Boeing, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Avon, Kimberly-Clark, Chevron, Levi Straus, McKesson, Flextronics, VMware, Avaya, Wells Fargo and Siemens. On Top of the Cloud is published by John Wiley & Sons (NYSE: JWA and JWB), a global provider of content and workflow solutions in the areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional and personal development; and education. "The new book provides significant value for senior IT executives, technology suppliers, investors, analysts and academics," said Muller, who is also the author of The Transformational CIO (Wiley, 2011) and currently writes a weekly blog on IT leadership strategy trends. "The book features exclusive, in-depth interviews with genuine leaders and innovators representing a broad spectrum of industries. The book is written for everyone with a stake in the success of modern IT strategies in a global economy." Muller's research examines key issues facing modern CIOs in competitive markets, and presents detailed solutions for contemporary business challenges such as growing revenue, improving customer satisfaction, responding to customer needs, opening new markets, optimizing business processes, hiring the right mix of talent, managing resources, driving transformation and leading innovation across the enterprise.