Edge Innovation Studio: Discovery Workshop

4 hours

Like any new development project, clearly articulating a set of goals and outcomes is critical to defining a roadmap for successful solution implementation. Establish a clear path for what is needed to bring edge use cases to market and leave with a vision of what successful edge adoption looks like. 

What to Expect

In WWT's Edge Innovation Studio Discovery Workshop, we collaborate with key organizational stakeholders to refine the vision of the edge compute solution into testable hypotheses, discover the solutions user base and determine how to validate business goals and objectives. 

  • Clearly define the problem and challenge.
  • Identify personas consuming the edge application.
  • Establish a solution roadmap.
  • Define measurable business outcomes.
  • Design various aspects of the application at a high level and determine the technology needed to create a prototype.

Goals & Objectives

Typical Discovery Workshop Format 

Discovery Workshop Format

Product Problem Statement and Assumptions

WWT works with key stakeholders to clearly define what problem the identified edge application is looking to solve. Once this is established, WWT will determine a set of base assumptions about the solution to develop a foundation on which the journey map and design can be built. 

Persona Development

We work with customers to identify the personas consuming the identified edge application to ensure users' needs are being met, ensuring the success of the application as it is rolled out. 

Journey Mapping

Leveraging the information gathered to this point, we work with key stakeholders to establish a solution roadmap. This journey is dynamic, but establishing the initial roadmap gives customers and WWT a path to design features of the application itself. 

Identify Business Outcomes and Feature Set

With the problem identified, we work with customers to establish measurable business outcomes that can be tied to the application throughout the development process. These business outcomes are key to determining which features need to be included in the edge application and truly drive value to the business. 

Hypothesis Creation and Prioritization

With a clear vision and problem statement, the design process can begin. Taking the feature set necessary to meet the business outcomes, we work with customers to determine a hypothesis on the next steps and prioritize those steps to start achieving the identified business outcomes.  

Design Studio

The last part of the workshop is where the application starts to come to life. Leveraging the prioritization established, WWT works with customer stakeholders to design different aspects of the application at a high-level and determine the necessary technology to start creating a valid proof of concept for the edge application.


One compelling way to monetize is to leverage the power of Edge computing to deliver next-generation services to enterprise customers. In fact, recent research commissioned by WWT found 59 percent of revenues associated with edge will reside with user-facing applications and service platforms.

But according to new research, just 6% of enterprise IT decision makers would select operators for help with their Edge implementations.

The Edge Disconnect Report includes over 30 industry-specific use cases that can help inspire or guide you as you work through the Edge Innovation Studio: Discovery Workshop.

The report also includes: 

  • Drivers for edge by sector
  • Challenges to edge adoption
  • The role of service providers in the edge ecosystem

What's Next?

Learn more about Edge Computing, stay up-to-date with the industry and the new technology we have at WWT.