Judges didn't accept nominations for the Disruptive Technology category. Rather, they elected to recognize two innovative products from other categories with the potential to either create a new market or disrupt an existing market with new technology. Judges considered all nominated products before deciding on a Disruptive Technology award winner.
Winner: Intel, Optane persistent memory
What the judges said: "It's living up to the hype. Anything that requires a tremendous amount of data processing, Optane blows everything out of the water. It's still a little young, but super interesting."