Did you check with other attendees to see if they felt the same discomfort and dissapointment like you did? If this is the case, that presenter will soon be "out of business" or will have to change his domain of expertise.
There are dull presentations of interesting material, and then there are really dull presentations of really boring material. I usually sit through the former, trying to glean something useful, but in the latter, I deploy self-ejection through ambulation...
One of the failings of education stems from the lack of separation of academia from the private sector, with a revolving door between the two and university resources resulting in curricula that are entrepreneurial and vocational.
Chicago’s push for improving civic services through data is leading to IoT innovations, a robust developer community, and an intriguing new seminar demonstrating best practices for analytics practitioners and tech managers