Steve Moore announced as CEDIA’s 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

CEDIA, the association for smart home professionals, today announces Steve Moore as the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The award recognises an individual who has demonstrated innovative and visionary leadership in the technology design and installation industry.

teve decided against a career in architecture to launch a business selling high-end AV to music-loving homeowners nearly 40 years ago. He then left to set up SMC in 1993 and, inspired by a visit to CEDIA Expo that year, helped to launch CEDIA in the UK, running it alongside his own company from his London dining room, subsequently teaching at numerous CEDIA events worldwide.

SMC, like the industry in general, has grown enormously since then, and Steve has consulted for a wide variety of technology businesses, large and small, along the way. With strong successors running SMC, Steve is now semi-retired, and continues to support others operating in the connected home space.

“The best thing about this industry is all the wonderful people I’ve met and worked with over the years,” said Moore. “A huge number of individuals have selflessly provided so much of their time and expertise (which I’ve benefited from as much as others) and I’m therefore surprised, flattered, and humbled to have been recognised. It’s always inspiring to see the energy and enthusiasm of newcomers to this world, and I’m embarrassingly proud to have seen my own company grow to the point where the children of early employees are now key members of staff themselves. Thank you to CEDIA and all those who have put up with me all this time – especially my long-suffering partners and my own fantastic children and stepchildren.”


Steve will be honored during the 2023 CEDIA Smart Home Awards ceremonies in CEDIA’s three regions. For more information about the CEDIA Smart Home Awards and to register, visit